The travel ban issued against scandal-ridden former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-eui may become the first case to be probed by the government's new corruption investigation agency.
The national bar examination began across Korea on Tuesday, one day after the Ministry of Justice reversed an earlier decision to ban anybody infected with the new coronavirus from sitting for the annual exam.
Prisons across the country will be put under Level 3 restrictions after a cluster at the Seoul Dongbu Detention Center grew to 792 Covid-19 cases.
A committee under the Ministry of Justice convened for the second time in less than a week on Tuesday to decide on a punishment for Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl.
Tensions between the state prosecution service and Ministry of Justice reached new heights Sunday as a court was set to begin its review today of the validity of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl’s suspension from duty by Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae.
Prosecutors intensified their protests Thursday against the justice minister’s suspension of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl over alleged ethical and legal breaches, claiming the move infringed on the guarantee of political neutrality.
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl rejected an unorthodox request by the Ministry of Justice to conduct an audit interview in person, which his office claimed was an attempt by the ministry to shame the country’s top prosecutor.
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae’s accusation that Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl misused a special activities budget backfired Tuesday after lawmakers revealed that a chunk of the money was moved around by Choo's own ministry.
Lawmakers on Monday took the rare step of conducting inspections of spending records in special expenses accounts held by the prosecution and the Justice Ministry.
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae swapped out several key aides of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl with her own allies last Friday in what opposition lawmakers castigated as Choo’s latest attempt to forge a submissive prosecution.