Seonwha Kim

Judge Seonwha Kim joined the bench of Daejeon District Court in 2014, and currently serves on Seoul Central District Court in South Korea. She passed the Korean judicial examination in 2009, and studied at the Judicial Research and Training Institute(JRTI) of the supreme court of Korea. Seonwha held both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Seoul National University, the latter in Legal Sociology. She wrote her Master’s thesis on “Post-Colonial Korean Society and the issue of Japanese comfort women”, and has written extensively on issues about legal feminism like crime of adultery in Korea, matrimonial property system, prostitution and sexual crimes. Seonwha has also served as National Commentator for UNCITRAL’s (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) “CLOUT”, (UNCITRAL’s information and case-sharing platform). Most recently, she published a paper discussing “Discrimination against persons with disabilities and the duty to provide legitimate convenience” in Supreme Court Journal, and participated as a member of research team in supreme court for the ‘right of the disabled to access judicial services’.

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