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Caseload Statistics

Case Statistics of the Constitutional Court of Korea

As of Sep 30, 2018   Year
  Month
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Type Total Constitu-tionality of Statutes1) Impeach-ment Dissolution of a Polit-ical Party Compe-tence Dispute Constitutional Complaint
Sub total §68 I §68 II
Filed 35,125 956 2 2 104 34,061 27,168 6,893
Settled 34,249 919 2 2 94 33,232 26,646 6,586
Dismissed by Panel 19,614         19,614 16,063 3,551
Decided by
Full Bench
Unconstitutional2) 637 282       355 109 246
Unconformable3) 246 77       169 68 101
Conditionally
Unconstitutional4)
70 18       52 20 32
Conditionally
Constitutional5)
28 7       21   21
Constitutional 2,513 340       2,173 4 2,169
Upholding6) 681   1 1 17 662 662  
Rejected 7,515   1   20 7,494 7,494  
Dismissed 1,992 72   1 38 1,881 1,536 345
Other 10         10 8 2
Withdrawn 943 123     19 801 682 119
Pending 876 37     10 829 522 307

1. This type of "Constitutionality of Statutes" case refers to the constitutionality of statutes cases brought by ordinary courts, i.e., any court other than the Constitutional Court.

2. "Unconstitutional" : Used in Constitutionality of Laws cases.

3. "Unconformable" : This conclusion means the Court acknowledges a law's unconstitutionality but merely requests the National Assembly to revise it by a certain period while having the law remain effective until that time.

4. "Conditionally Unconstitutional" : In cases challenging the constitutionality of a law, the Court prohibits a particular way of interpretation of a law as unconstitutional, while having other interpretations remain constitutional.

5. "Conditionally Constitutional" : This means that a law is constitutional if it is interpreted according to the designated way.This is the converse of "Unconstitutional, in certain context". Both are regarded as decisions of "partially unconstitutional".

6. "Upholding" : This conclusion is used when the Court accepts a Constitutional Complaint which does not include a constitutionality of law issue.

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