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ACT ON SPECIAL CASES CONCERNING EXPEDITION, ETC. OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Act No. 3361, Jan. 29, 1981

Amended by Act No. 4203, Jan. 13, 1990

Act No. 5507, Jan. 13, 1998

Act No. 6039, Dec. 28, 1999

Act No. 6627, Jan. 26, 2002

Act No. 6626, Jan. 26, 2002

Act No. 6868, May 10, 2003

Act No. 7427, Mar. 31, 2005

Act No. 7728, Dec. 14, 2005

Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009

Act No. 9838, Dec. 29, 2009

Act No. 10303, May 17, 2010

Act No. 11163, Jan. 17, 2012

Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012

Act No. 11572, Dec. 18, 2012

Act No. 12780, Oct. 15, 2014

Act No. 13613, Dec. 22, 2015

Act No. 13719, Jan. 6, 2016

Act No. 13767, Jan. 19, 2016

Act No. 14122, Mar. 29, 2016

Act No. 14242, May 29, 2016

Act No. 14971, Oct. 31, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to prevent delay in litigation, to ensure prompt realization of rights and duties of the people, and to facilitate the settlement of disputes.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 2 (Scope of Special Cases)
This Act prescribes special cases concerning statutory interest rates, demand procedures and criminal procedures in order to achieve the purpose of Article 1. <Amended by Act No. 12780, Oct. 15, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
CHAPTER II SPECIAL CASES CONCERNING STATUTORY INTEREST RATES
 Article 3 (Statutory Interest Rates)
(1) Where an order to perform all or any monetary obligations (including judgment; hereinafter the same shall apply) is adjudicated, statutory interest rates constituting standards for computing the amount of indemnification for damages resulting from the default of monetary obligations shall be in accordance with the interest rates prescribed by Presidential Decree in consideration of economic conditions, such as the interest rate on delayed payments, and other relevant aspects applied by banks under the Banking Act, etc., within the extent of 40/100 per year from the day next to the day on which a written complaint demanding the performance of such monetary obligations or a document corresponding thereto was served on the obligor: Provided, That this shall not apply to cases falling under the lawsuit prescribed in Article 251 of the Civil Procedure Act. <Amended by Act No. 10303, May 17, 2010>
(2) Where it is deemed reasonable for an obligor to contest whether he/she is responsible for the performance of obligations or the extent thereof not later than a ruling that the obligor is responsible for the performance of such obligations at a fact-finding proceeding is adjudicated, paragraph (1) shall not apply to the reasonable extent.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
CHAPTER III (Articles 4 through 16) Deleted.
CHAPTER IV (Articles 17 through 20) Deleted.
CHAPTER V SPECIAL CASES CONCERNING DEMAND PROCEDURE
 Article 20-2 (Payment Order through Service by Public Notice)
(1) The provisions concerning service by public notice under the proviso to Article 462 of the Civil Procedure Act and Article 466 (2) of the same Act shall not apply to any of the following persons who request a payment order for the claims for the loan, recourse amount, guarantee deposit acquired in connection with his/her affairs or business: <Amended by Act No. 13613, Dec. 22, 2015; Act No. 14122, Mar. 29, 2016; Act No. 14242, May, 29, 2016; Act No. 14971, Oct. 31, 2017>
1. Banks under the Banking Act;
2. The Industrial Bank of Korea under the Industrial Bank of Korea Act;
3. The Korea Development Bank under the Korea Development Bank Act;
4. Cooperatives, the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation and agricultural cooperative banks under the Agricultural Cooperatives Act;
5. The asset management company for agricultural cooperatives under the Act on the Structural Improvement of Agricultural Cooperatives;
6. Cooperatives, National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, and Suhyup Bank under the Fisheries Cooperatives Act;
7. Credit unions and the National Credit Union Federation of Korea under the Credit Unions Act;
8. Credit cooperatives and the Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives under the Community Credit Cooperatives Act;
9. Insurance companies under the Insurance Business Act;
10. Specialized credit financial business companies under the Specialized Credit Finance Business Act;
11. The Korea Technology Finance Corporation under the Korea Technology Finance Corporation Act;
12. The Korea Credit Guarantee Fund under the Credit Guarantee Fund Act;
13. Local cooperatives, specialized cooperatives and the National Forestry Cooperative Federation under the Forestry Cooperatives Act;
14. Credit guarantee foundations and the Korean Federation of Credit Guarantee Foundations under the Regional Credit Guarantee Foundation Act;
15. The Korea Housing Finance Corporation under the Korea Housing Finance Corporation Act;
17. The Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation and financial institutions for liquidation under the Depositor Protection Act;
18. Special purpose companies where a person who falls under any of subparagraphs 1 through 17 owns an asset associated with the claims under the Asset-Backed Securitization Act;
19. Other persons equivalent to those prescribed in subparagraphs 1 through 18, and prescribed by the Supreme Court Regulations.
(2) Where a payment order cannot be served by means of service other than service by public notice, the creditor under paragraph (1) shall submit prima facie evidence of the cause of action.
(3) Where no prima facie evidence of the cause of action under paragraph (2) has been submitted, the relevant request shall be rejected by a decision. The same shall also apply when a payment order cannot be issued for any part of the claims.
(4) No objection shall be raised to a decision rendered under paragraph (3).
(5) Where a debtor has been unable to raise an objection within the period of objection because of the service of a payment order by public notice under paragraph (1), the ground for subsequent completion of procedural acts defined in Article 173 (1) of the Civil Procedure Act shall be deemed to exist.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 12780, Oct. 15, 2014]
CHAPTER VI SPECIAL CASES CONCERNING CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
 Article 21 (Period of Declaration of Adjudication)
The declaration of adjudication shall be rendered in the court of first instance within six months from the day on which a prosecution has been instituted, and in the review of appellate court and the hearing of final appeal within four months from the day of receiving the record of proceedings, respectively.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 22 (Period of Summary Order)
A summary order shall be rendered within 14 days from the day on which the demand thereof has been made, except for the cases under Article 450 of the Criminal Procedure Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 23 (Special Cases at Court of First Instance)
When it is impossible to confirm the whereabouts of the accused, in the trial proceedings at the court of first instance, even after six months from the time a report on the failure to serve on the accused was received, trials may be held without hearing a statement of the accused, as determined by Supreme Court Regulations: Provided, That this shall not apply to cases where a case constitutes death penalty, life imprisonment, or long-term imprisonment with or without labor exceeding ten years. <Amended by Act No. 9838, Dec. 29, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 23-2 (Retrial)
(1) Where any person, who has been found guilty in an adjudication pursuant to the main sentence of Article 23 and such adjudication has been made definite, has been unable to attend the trial proceedings due to reasons unattributable to him/her, such person stipulated in Article 424 of the Criminal Procedure Act may file a request for a retrial with the court of first instance within 14 days from the day on which he/she learned the fact that such adjudication had been rendered (when the applicant for a retrial fails to apply for a retrial within the abovementioned period due to reasons unattributable to him/her, within 14 days from the day on which such reasons cease to exist).
(2) When a request under paragraph (1) is filed, the court shall render a decision to suspend the execution of judgment.
(3) Where a decision to suspend execution under paragraph (2) has been rendered, and if the accused needs to be detained, the court shall issue a warrant of arrest: Provided, That the same shall be limited to cases of satisfying the requirements under Article 70 of the Criminal Procedure Act.
(4) Any applicant for retrial shall enter a place to be served in his/her written application for retrial, and, when he/she alters it, he/she shall promptly report such purport to the court.
(5) Where it is impossible to serve on an applicant for a retrial as he/she has failed to make an entry or a report under paragraph (4), service by public notice may be made, as prescribed in Article 64 of the Criminal Procedure Act.
(6) Article 365 of the Criminal Procedure Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to cases where an applicant for a retrial has failed to appear at the court on the trial date, after a decision on the commencement of a retrial was made definite.
(7) Articles 426, 427, 429 through 434, 435 (1), and 437 through 440 of the Criminal Procedure Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to any retrial under this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 24 Deleted. <by Act No. 11163, Jan. 17, 2012>
 Article 25 (Order for Compensation)
(1) When a conviction is to be declared in the procedures of criminal trial of the first instance or the second instance against any of the following crimes, the court may, either ex officio or upon request of the victim or his/her successor (hereinafter referred to as "aggrieved person"), order compensation for direct physical damage, medical expenses, and solatium that has occurred due to the criminal acts of the accused case: <Amended by Act No. 11163, Jan. 17, 2012; Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012; Act No. 11572, Dec. 18, 2012; Act No. 13719, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Crimes stipulated in Articles 257 (1), 258 (1) and (2), 258-2 (1) (limited to crimes under Article 257 (1)) and (2) (limited to crimes under Article 258 (1) and (2)), 259 (1), and 262 (except the crime of death or injury resulting from violence to a lineal ascendant), Chapters 26, 32 (except for such crime under Article 304), 38 through 40, and 42 of the Criminal Act;
2. Crimes stipulated in Articles 10 through 14, and 15 (except attempted crimes referred to in Articles 3 through 9) under the Act on Special Cases concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes) and crimes stipulated in Articles 12 and 14 under the Act on Protection of Children and Juveniles against Sexual Abuse;
3. An aggravated punishment of a crime referred to in subparagraph 1 and an attempted crime in cases of punishing an attempted crime of such crime.
(2) The court may order compensation pursuant to paragraph (1) even for the compensation for damages agreed upon between the accused and the aggrieved person, in the accused case of crimes prescribed in paragraph (1) and other crimes.
(3) The court shall not order any compensation when a case falls under any of the following subparagraphs:
1. Where the name and address of the aggrieved person is not evident;
2. Where the amount of damage is not specified;
3. Where whether the accused is liable for compensation, or the extent thereof, is not clear;
4. Where it is concerned that the trial proceedings are likely to be considerably delayed, due to an order for compensation, or issuing an order for compensation in the criminal proceedings is deemed unreasonable.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 25-2 (Notification of Application for Compensation)
Where a public prosecutor has instituted a public action against a crime prescribed in Article 25 (1), he/she shall notify a victim or the victim's legal representative (including the victim's spouse, relatives in a direct line, brothers and sisters of the victim where the victim has died) thereof that the victim can apply for compensation under Article 26 (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 26 (Application for Compensation)
(1) An aggrieved person may apply for the compensation of damage pursuant to Article 25, to the court whereto the case is pending, not later than the closure of pleadings at the court of first instance or that of appeal. In such cases, no stamps need to be affixed.
(2) The aggrieved person shall, in applying for compensation, submit a written application and its copies commensurate with the number of other parties accused.
(3) The following matters shall be entered in a written application, and applicants or their agents shall affix their signature and seal thereon:
1. Number and name of the accused case, and the court whereto the case is pending;
2. Name and address of the applicant;
3. Name and address of the agent, when the agent files an application;
4. Names and addresses of other parties accused;
5. Those subject to compensation, and the details thereof;
6. Amount of compensation demanded.
(4) Evidential documents may be appended to written applications.
(5) Any aggrieved person may make an oral application for compensation when he/she attends the court as a witness. In such cases, the purports of application shall be entered in the protocol of a trial.
(6) Applicants may, at any time, withdraw their application for compensation not later than an order for compensation becomes final and conclusive.
(7) Any aggrieved person may not make an application for compensation, when a claim for damage under different procedures is pending in a court concerning damage incurred by criminal acts of the accused case.
(8) An application for compensation shall have the same effect as an institution of litigation in civil procedure.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 27 (Agents)
(1) Any aggrieved person may, with permission of the court, have his/her spouse, lineal blood relatives, or brothers and sisters act as his/her agent for litigation concerning application for compensation.
(2) The attorney of the accused may conduct litigation concerning an application for compensation as an agent of the accused.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 28 (Service of Copy of Written Application on Accused)
When an application for compensation is filed in writing, the court shall promptly serve a copy of such written application on the accused. In such cases, the court may serve the copy with all or part of the matters that can identify the applicant, such as the name and address of the applicant, ex officio or upon request of the applicant. <Amended by Act No. 13767, Jan. 19, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 29 (Notification of Trial Date)
(1) When an application for compensation is filed, the court shall notify the applicant of the trial date.
(2) When an applicant fails to attend a trial even after he/she is notified of the trial date, judgment may be rendered without hearing his/her statements.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 30 (Inspection of Records and Examination of Evidence)
(1) Any applicant and his/her agent may inspect trial records, examine the accused or a witness on the trial date, and submit other necessary evidence with permission of the presiding judge insofar as it does not substantially delay trial procedures.
(2) A trial which has not rendered permission under paragraph (1) shall not be subject to appeals.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 31 (Sentence, etc. of Orders for Compensation)
(1) An order for compensation shall be issued simultaneously with a sentence of conviction.
(2) An order for compensation shall be issued by ordering the payment of the specified amount in cash, and the object and amount of compensation shall be indicated in the text of conviction. Reasons for an order for compensation shall not be indicated unless they are deemed particularly necessary.
(3) An order for compensation may be sentenced that provisional execution thereof can be carried out.
(4) Articles 213 (3), 215, 500 and 501 of the Civil Procedure Act shall apply mutandis mutandis to a sentence of provisional execution under paragraph (3).
(5) When an order for compensation has been issued, the authentic copy of a written adjudication of conviction shall be promptly served on the accused and the aggrieved person.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 32 (Dismissal of Application for Compensation)
(1) Where an application for compensation falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the court shall dismiss it by a decision:
1. Where an application for compensation is unlawful;
2. Where an application for compensation is acknowledged as groundless;
3. Where issuing an order for compensation is deemed unreasonable.
(2) When judgment under paragraph (1) is rendered simultaneously with the declaration of a conviction, it may be indicated in the text of the conviction.
(3) The court may not state the matters identifying the applicant, such as the name and address of the applicant, in the written decision under paragraph (1). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13767, Jan. 19, 2016>
(4) An applicant may not appeal against the judgment dismissing an application for compensation or admitting a part thereof, and may not file the same application for compensation again. <Amended by Act No. 13767, Jan. 19, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 33 (Appeals)
(1) When an appeal against a conviction is filed, the order for compensation shall be transferred to the appellate court together with the accused case.
(2) When the appellate court reverses a conviction of the original court, and renders the judgment of innocence, acquittal, or dismissal of prosecution, it shall revoke the order for compensation by the original instance. In such cases, when the appellate court fails to revoke the order for compensation by the original instance, it shall be deemed to have been revoked.
(3) Paragraph (2) shall not apply when an order for compensation was rendered by the original instance pursuant to Article 25 (2).
(4) Even where the judgment of the original court is maintained in the appellate court, an order for compensation may be revoked or changed.
(5) The accused may file an immediate appeal under the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act, within the period of filing an appeal, only against an order for compensation without filing an appeal against the conviction: Provided, That when a person entitled to an appeal files a lawful appeal after filing an immediate appeal, such immediate appeal shall be deemed to have been withdrawn.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 34 (Effects of Orders for Compensation and Compulsory Execution)
(1) An authentic copy of the written conviction whereto entered a finalized order for compensation or an order for compensation with a declaration of a provisional execution, shall have the same effect as an authentic copy of civil judgment with executive force, with regard to a compulsory execution under the Civil Execution Act.
(2) When an order for compensation pursuant to this Act has become final and conclusive, an aggrieved person may not demand any damage compensation by means of any other procedures within the extent of the relevant admitted amount.
(3) Where any district courts have been established by being divided into a civil district court and a criminal district court, any litigation of appeal against a claim for an order for compensation shall be administered by a civil district court having jurisdiction over the location of a criminal district court, which serves as the court of first instance.
(4) Any allegation of objections against the claim shall not be governed by restrictions stipulated in Article 44 (2) of the Civil Execution Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 35 (Costs of Litigation)
The costs of procedures for an order for compensation shall be borne by the National Treasury, except for the cases where a person to bear such costs has been specially determined.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 36 (Reconciliation in Criminal Proceedings with Regard to Civil Disputes)
(1) Where an agreement is reached concerning a civil dispute between the accused and the aggrieved person in an accused criminal case (limited to a case where a dispute over damage related to the relevant accused case is included), the accused and the aggrieved person may jointly apply to the court of the first instance or the second instance whereto the relevant accused case is pending to have the agreement entered in the protocol of the trial.
(2) Where the agreement referred to in paragraph (1) is about the payment of money by the accused to the aggrieved person, when a person, other than the accused, guarantees the payment thereof or has reached an agreement to jointly bear the obligation, such person, other than the accused, in association with the accused and the aggrieved person may apply to have such purport entered in the protocol of the trial at the same time when the application under paragraph (1) is filed.
(3) Applications under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be made in writing by attending the court on the trial date not later than the closure of pleading.
(4) Documents under paragraph (3) shall include the agreement related to the relevant application and the fact sufficient to specify the right which is the object of the civil dispute, the agreement of which has been reached.
(5) Articles 220 and 389 of the Civil Procedure Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the effect of protocol of trial wherein the agreement is entered and to reconciliation expenses.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 37 (Reconciliation Records)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 55 of the Criminal Procedure Act, any person who has reached an agreement recorded in the protocol of trial according to an application under Article 36 (1) or (2), or a third party who has vindicated interest relationship, may apply the following matters to the court officials of Grade IV, V, VI or VII (hereinafter referred to as "court officials of Grade V, etc."), as determined by Supreme Court Regulations:
1. Perusal or reproduction of documents (hereinafter referred to as "records of reconciliation") falling under the following items:
(a) Relevant protocol of trial (limited to the portion stating the relevant agreement and the fact sufficient to specify right which is the object of civil disputes, the agreement of which has been reached);
(b) Documents prescribed in Article 36 (3) relating to the relevant application;
(c) Other matters relating to the relevant agreement;
2. Issuance of the authentic, certified or abstract copy of protocol;
3. Issuance of a certificate of matters relating to such reconciliation.
(2) Any person who makes an application under paragraph (1) shall pay fees determined by Supreme Court Regulations.
(3) Any objection to disposition issued by court officials of Grade V, etc. about applications under the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) shall be governed by examples referred to in Article 223 of the Civil Procedure Act, and procedures for restriction on perusal, etc. for the protection of confidential information with regard to the records of reconciliation shall be governed by examples referred to in Article 163 of the same Act.
(4) The records of reconciliation shall be kept at the court of the first instance of the relevant accused case after the closure of the accused criminal case.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 38 (Civil Procedure Act to Be Applied Mutatis Muntandis with Regard to Parties Concerned, etc. of Reconciliation Procedures)
PART III 1 (excluding the provisions with regard to appointed parties and special representatives) and 4 shall apply mutatis mutandis to parties concerned and agents in a reconciliation procedure of criminal proceedings involving a civil dispute under Articles 36 and 37, insofar as it is not against the nature thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 39 (Special Rules with Respect to Suit, etc. for Granting Execution Clause)
Notwithstanding Articles 33, 44 (1) and 45 of the Civil Execution Act, the court of the first instance of the relevant accused case shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over a suit for granting an execution clause related to a reconciliation in the criminal proceedings involving a civil dispute under Article 36, a suit for an objection against a request, or a suit for an objection against granting an execution clause.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 40 (Entrustment Provisions)
Matters not specifically prescribed in this Act concerning procedures for an order for compensation shall be governed by Supreme Court Regulations, and matters necessary for reconciliation in criminal proceedings with regard to a civil dispute except for those prescribed in Articles 36 through 39 shall be determined by Supreme Court Regulations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 1981.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
(1) Except as otherwise provided for in this Act, this Act shall apply to cases which are pending in the court before this Act enters into force: Provided, That this Act shall not exert any influence on the effects already originated from other Acts.
(2) Articles 3, 20 and 25 shall apply only to the cases prior to the closure of pleadings at the court of first instance, from among the cases pending in the court as at the time this Act enters into force.
(3) Article 5 shall apply only to the cases on which no judgment has yet been rendered, from among the cases pending in the court as at the time this Act enters into force.
(4) Articles 8 through 10, 15 and 24 shall not apply to cases for which a written appeal or a petition of appeal has been accepted before this Act enters into force.
(5) Articles 11 through 13 shall not apply to cases for which a written appeal or a petition of reappeal has been accepted before this Act enters into force.
(6) Articles 16 and 18 shall not apply to cases which have been accepted before this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Repealed Acts)
The Act on Transitional Measures for Civil Procedure and the Act on Special Measures for Criminal Procedure shall be repealed.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4203, Jan. 13, 1990>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 1990.
(2) (Transitional Measures on Approval for Final Appeal, etc.) The cases for which no decision on whether a permit for appeal or for reappeal is to be rendered has yet been rendered, from among the cases for which an application for a permit for appeal or for reappeal was filed as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed to be the cases for which an appeal or reappeal has been filed under the Civil Procedure Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5507, Jan. 13, 1998>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6039, Dec. 28, 1999>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
(1) This Act shall also apply to cases pending in a court as at the time this Act enters into force.
(2) For the cases subjected to a conviction under the provisions of former Article 23, which have not been finalized as of July 16, 1998, any progress of the period of raising an appeal shall be suspended from the day, and the remainder of the period of raising an appeal shall again progress from the date this Act enters into force. In such cases, even for the cases which shall not be judged without hearing a statement of the accused under the amendments to Article 23, an application for retrial under the amended provisions of Article 23-2 may be filed.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6626, Jan. 26, 2002>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2002.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6627, Jan. 26, 2002>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2002.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6868, May 10, 2003>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on June 1, 2003.
(2) (Transitional Measures on Cases Pending before Court) The amended provisions of the main sentence of Article 3 (1) shall also apply to cases for which written complaints or documents corresponding thereto are already served on the obligors before this Act enters into force: Provided, That the statutory interest rates in such cases shall be in accordance with the interest rates stipulated in the said amended provisions from June 1, 2003.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7427, Mar. 31, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That ..... omitted.... the provisions of Article 7 of the Addenda shall enter into force on January 1, 2008.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 7728, Dec. 14, 2005>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9818, Nov. 2, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9838, Dec. 29, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force on May 3, 2010.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10303, May 17, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11163, Jan. 17, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11556, Dec. 18, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11572, Dec. 18, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12780, Oct. 15, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on December 1, 2014.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
The previous provisions shall apply to demand cases received before this Act enters into force.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13613, Dec. 22, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13719, Jan. 6, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13767, Jan. 19, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14122, Mar. 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14242, May 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on December 1, 2016. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 22 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14971, Oct. 31, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
The former provisions shall apply to demand cases received before this Act enters into force.