Chairperson's Greetings

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Welcome to the homepage of the Sentencing Commission of Korea!

The Sentencing Commission, an independent agency affiliated with the Supreme Court of Korea, was established to issue sentencing guidelines and to study and deliberate on sentencing policies related to setting sentencing guidelines with the goal of realizing fair and objective sentencing that reflects sound common sense of the people.

Since its inception on April 27, 2007, the Commission has established sentencing guidelines for more than 40 types of offenses through various measures including comparative study of foreign sentencing system, survey on public awareness about sentencing, examination of sentencing data for cases with a final and conclusive judgment, public hearing and opinion inquiry, etc. Sentencing guidelines are made public through an official gazette, booklets, and the website of the Sentencing Commission. Also, the Commission continuously checks and supplements existing sentencing guidelines.

Citizen's participation is essential to establishing reasonable sentencing guidelines based on public consensus. The Commission is committed to listening to valuable opinions of the people. I ask for your keen interest and active participation in public hearing and opinion survey. Also, any comments posted on our homepage about sentencing would be greatly appreciated.

The Sentencing Commission will do our utmost to realize transparent and predictable sentencing by setting reasonable and fair sentencing guidelines. Your constant interest in and support for our activities will be of great help for our future endeavor. Thank you.

Chairperson of the Sentencing Commission of Korea

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