Act On The Establishment And Jurisdiction Of Courts Of Various Levels


Published: 2013-07-30

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to establish courts of various levels and to determine their jurisdictions in accordance with the provisions of Article 3 (3) of the Court Organization Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10536, Apr. 5, 2011]
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 Article 2 (Establishment)   print
(1) High courts, patent courts, district courts, family courts, administrative courts, branch courts of district courts, and branch courts of family courts shall be established as described in attached Table 1.
(2) Si courts and Gun courts (hereinafter referred to as "Si/Gun courts") shall be established as described in attached Table 2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10536, Apr. 5, 2011]
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 Article 3 (Branch Court with Collegiate Body)   print
Collegiate bodies shall be established in the branch courts of district courts and branch courts of family courts: Provided, That this shall not apply to the branch courts stipulated by the Supreme Court Regulations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10536, Apr. 5, 2011]
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 Article 4 (Jurisdiction)   print
The jurisdictions of courts of various levels shall be determined by the following classifications: Provided, That where Si/Gun courts are set up within the jurisdictions of district courts or their branch courts, the jurisdictions of the relevant Si/Gun courts shall be excluded from the jurisdictions of the district courts or their branch courts for the cases pertaining to Article 34 (1) 1 and 2 of the Court Organization Act:
1. The jurisdictions of each high court, district court and their branch courts: Attached Table 3;
2. The jurisdiction of patent courts: Attached Table 4;
3. The jurisdictions of each family court and their branch courts: Attached Table 5;
4. The jurisdiction of administrative courts: Attached Table 6;
5. The jurisdiction of each Si/Gun court: Attached Table 7;
6. The jurisdictions of collegiate bodies of their principal courts under district courts and collegiate bodies of their branch courts under district courts which judge cases of appeal: Attached Table 8;
7. The jurisdictions of Chuncheon district court and Gangneung branch court of Chuncheon district court which judge administrative cases: Attached Table 9.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10536, Apr. 5, 2011]
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 Article 5 (Changes in Administrative Districts, etc. and Court Jurisdiction)   print
(1) In cases of change in administrative districts based on which the court jurisdiction is decided, provisional jurisdictions may be determined by the Supreme Court Regulations through consultation with the Government until permanent jurisdictions are established in accordance with this Act.
(2) Where deemed necessary for adjusting the jurisdiction of Si/Gun courts due to changes to population and number of cases, change of court jurisdictions may be determined by the Supreme Court Regulations until permanent jurisdictions are established in accordance with this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10536, Apr. 5, 2011]
ADDENDA
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) The cases which belong to the jurisdiction of Suwon branch court and Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Ganggyeong branch court of the Daejeon district court, and Sangju branch court and Gyeongju branch court of the Daegu district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court, Daejeon district court, Daegu district court, and Andong branch court and Yeongdeok branch court of the Daegu district court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
(3) The Act relating to the Establishment and Jurisdiction of the Courts of Lower Level (Act No. 959) shall be hereby repealed.
ADDENDA<Act No. 1639, Jun. 1, 1964>
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) The juvenile protection cases which belong to the jurisdiction of the Chuncheon district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Seoul family court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 1651, Jul. 28, 1964>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on October 1, 1964.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The juvenile protection cases which belong to the jurisdiction of the Daejeon district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Seoul family court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 1763, Mar. 9, 1966>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on April 1, 1966.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The cases which belong to the jurisdiction of Chungju branch court of the Chungju district court or Cheonan branch court of the Daejeon district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Chungju district court or Daejeon district court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 1922, Mar. 30, 1967>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on June 1, 1967.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The cases which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in Gangneung branch court of the Chuncheon district court shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 2202, Jun. 18, 1970>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The juvenile protection cases which belong to the jurisdiction of the Jeonju district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in juvenile branch court of the Gwangju district court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 2253, Dec. 31, 1970>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 1971.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The cases which belong to the jurisdiction of Seongdong branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, and Yeongdeungpo branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the main office of the Seoul civil district court and main office of the Seoul criminal district court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 2561, Mar. 3, 1973>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 1973: Provided, That the application of Article 3 and Table 1 of this Act shall enter into force on September 1, 1974.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The jurisdiction of Seongbuk branch court in Table 2 shall be considered as the jurisdiction of the main office of the Seoul civil district court and the main office of the Seoul criminal district court until August 31, 1974.
(3) (Transitional Measures) The cases which belong to the jurisdiction of Seongbuk branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court beginning on September 1, 1974 under the proviso of paragraph (1), which are pending in the main office of the Seoul civil district court and the main office of the Seoul criminal district court on September 1, 1974, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 2816, Dec. 31, 1975>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1976.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
The cases which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in Incheon branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Suwon branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Paju branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Seongdong branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Yeongdeungpo branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, and Seongbuk branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court shall be considered as pending in Incheon branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Suwon branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Paju branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Seongdong branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Yeongdeungpo branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, and Seongbuk branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, respectively.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures)
The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Seongbuk branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Suwon branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, the Chungju district court, and the Gwangju district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court, Seongdong branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Yeongdeungpo branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court, Chungju branch court of the Chungju district court, and Mokpo branch court of the Gwangju district court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures)
The juvenile protection cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Chungju district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Daejeon district court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures)
The domestic cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Suwon branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Seoul family court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3162, Apr. 17, 1979>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 1979.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The cases which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in Suwon branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Incheon branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, and Paju branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, shall be considered as pending in the Suwon district court, Incheon branch court of the Suwon district court, and Paju branch court of the Suwon district court, respectively.
(3) (Transitional Measures) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Suwon district court, and Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul civil district court and Seoul criminal district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court, Seoul family court, Seongdong branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, and Seongbuk branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3345, Dec. 31, 1980>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on February 1, 1981: Provided, That among the jurisdictions of family register cases of Tables 1, 2 and 3 of Article 3, provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of Seongnam branch court of the Suwon district court (inclusive of the establishment of the collegiate body), Yeongwol branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Ulsan branch court of the Busan district court (inclusive of the establishment of the collegiate body) and Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court shall begin their application on September 1, 1982, provisions concerning the jurisdiction of Yeongam-gun of Jeollanam-do shall begin their application on January 1, 1983, and provisions concerning establishment and jurisdiction of Western branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, and provisions concerning jurisdiction of Gangnam-gu, Gwanak-gu and Dongjak-gu shall begin their application on September 1, 1989.
(2) (Transitional Measures) Among the jurisdictions of family register cases of Tables 2 and 3, Seongnam-si and Gwangju-gun of Gyeonggi-do shall belong to the jurisdiction of the Suwon district court, Yeongwol-gun and Jeongseon-gun of Gangwon-do shall belong to the jurisdiction of Wonju branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Ulsan-si, Ulju-gun and Yangsan-gun of shall belong to the jurisdiction of the Busan district office, Haenam-gun and Wando-gun of Jeollanam-do shall belong to the jurisdiction of Jangheung branch court of the Gwangju district court until August 31, 1982, Youngam-gun of Jeollanam-do shall belong to the jurisdiction of Jangheung branch court of the Gwangju district court until December 31, 1982, and Suhdaemoon-gu, Mapo-gu and Eunpyeong-gu of Seoul Special Metropolitan City shall belong to the jurisdiction of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Gangnam-gu of Seoul Special Metropolitan City shall belong to Eastern branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, and Gwanak-gu and Dongjak-gu of Seoul Special Metropolitan City shall belong to the jurisdiction of Southern branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court until August 31, 1989. <Amended by Act No. 3655, May 21, 1983; Act No. 3801, Dec. 31, 1985>
(3) (Transitional Measures) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Seoul civil district court, the Seoul criminal district court, Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Geumcheon branch court of the Daegu district court, Suncheon branch court of the Gwangju district court, the Jeonju district court, and Gunsan branch court of the Jeonju district court beginning on February 1, 1981, which are pending on January 31, 1981 in Seongbuk branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, the Seoul civil district court, the Seoul criminal district court, the Seoul family court, the Daegu district court, Jangheung branch court of the Gwangju district court, Gunsan branch court of the Jeonju district court, Geumsan branch court of the Jeonju district court, and the Jeonju district court, the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Seongnam branch court of the Suwon district court, Yeongwol branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Ulsan branch court of the Busan district court, and Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court beginning on September 1, 1982, which on August 31, 1982 are pending in the Suwon district court, Wonju branch court of the Chuncheon district court, the Busan district court, and Jangheung branch court of the Gwangju district court, the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Mokpo branch court of the Gwangju district court beginning on January 1, 1983, which are pending on December 31, 1982 in Jangheung branch court of the Gwangju district court, and the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and the Seoul family court, and Western branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court beginning on September 1, 1989, which are pending on August 31, 1989 in Eastern branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Southern branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, the Seoul civil district court, the Seoul criminal district court, and the Seoul family court shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 3655, May 21, 1983; Act No. 3801, Dec. 31. 1985>
(4) (Transitional Measures) The cases, which are pending on January 31, 1981 in Seongdong branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Yeongdeungpo branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Seongbuk branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Tongyeong branch court of the Busan district court, and Geumsan branch court of the Jeonju district court, shall be considered as pending in Eastern branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Southern branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Northern branch court of the Seoul civil district court, Seoul criminal district court and Seoul family court, Chungmu branch court of the Busan district court, and Geumsan branch court of the Daejeon district court, respectively.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3655, May 21, 1983>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 1983: Provided, That provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of Eastern branch court of the Busan district court shall enter into force on September 1, 1988. <Amended by Act No. 3801, Dec. 31, 1985>
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Yeongwol branch court of the Chuncheon district court beginning on September 1, 1983, which are pending on August 31, 1983 in Gangneung branch court and Wonju branch court of the Chuncheon district court, and the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Eastern branch court of the Busan district court beginning on September 1, 1988, which are pending on the date prior to the enforcement of this Act in the Busan district court shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 3801, Dec. 31, 1985>
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) Among the cases which are pending on August 31, 1983, the cases belonging to Incheon branch court of the Suwon district court shall be considered as pending in the Incheon district court, the cases belonging to Geumsan branch court of the Daejeon district court shall be considered as pending in the Daejeon district court, the cases belonging to Jinju branch court of the Busan district court shall be considered as pending in Jinju branch court of the Masan district court, the cases belonging to Masan branch court of the Busan district court shall be considered as pending in the Masan district court, the cases belonging to Chungmu branch court of the Busan district court shall be considered as pending in Chungmu branch court of the Masan district court, the cases belonging to Miryang branch court of the Busan district court shall be considered as pending in Miryang branch court of the Masan district court, the cases belonging to Geochang branch court of the Busan district court shall be considered as pending in Geochang branch court of the Masan district court, and the cases belonging to Jeongeup branch court of the Jeonju district court shall be considered as pending in Jeongju branch court of the Jeonju district court, respectively.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3801, Dec. 31, 1985>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1986: Provided, That among the amended provisions of Article 3 and Table 2, the provisions concerning the establishments of collegiate bodies in Paju branch court of the Suwon district court, Yeongwol branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Seosan branch court of the Daejeon district court, Chungmu branch court of the Masan district court, and Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court, and related jurisdictional adjustment of the district courts and branch courts concerned, and the provisions concerning the jurisdiction of Jindo-gun of Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court, shall enter into force on September 1, 1986, respectively.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Jindo-gun of Mokpo Branch Court of Gwangju District Court) Jindo-gun, which belongs to the jurisdiction of Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court, shall be considered as belonging to the jurisdiction of Mokpo branch court of the Gwangju district court until August 31, 1986, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Table 2.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Paju branch court of the Suwon district court, Yeongwol branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Seosan branch court of the Daejeon district court, Chungmu branch court of the Masan district court and Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court beginning on September 1, 1986, which are pending on August 31, 1986 in the Suwon district court, Gangneung branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Wonju branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Hongseong branch court of the Daejeon district court, the Masan district court, Mokpo branch court of the Gwangju district court, and Jangheung branch court of the Gwangju district court, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, respectively.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3827, May 12, 1986>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of the Busan high court shall enter into force on September 1, 1987, and the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of the Daejeon high court shall enter into force on September 1, 1992.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Busan high court beginning on September 1, 1987, which are pending on August 31, 1987 in the Daegu high court, and the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Daejeon high court beginning on September 1, 1992, which, on August 31, 1992, are pending in the Seoul high court, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending respectively.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3970, Nov. 28, 1987>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on December 1, 1987.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The juvenile protection cases which belong to the jurisdiction of the Jeju district court under this Act, which are pending at the time of the enforcement of this Act in Juvenile branch court of the Gwangju district court, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3992, Dec. 4, 1987>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on February 25, 1988.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 4409, Nov. 30, 1991>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on May 1, 1992: Provided, That the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of Buchon branch court of the Incheon district court shall enter into force on March 1, 1995, and the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of Pyeongtaek branch court of the Suwon district court shall enter into force on September 1, 1996. <Amended by Act No. 5003, Dec. 6, 1995>
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The juvenile protection cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Incheon district court or Suwon district court beginning on May 1, 1992, which, on April 30, 1992, are pending in the Seoul family court, the juvenile protection cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Changwon district court beginning on May 1, 1992, which, on April 30, 1992 are pending in the Juvenile branch court of the Busan district court, the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Buchon branch court of the Incheon district court beginning on March 1, 1995, which, on February 28, 1995 are pending in the Incheon district court, and the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Pyeongtaek branch court of the Suwon district court beginning on September 1, 1996, which, on August 31, 1996, are pending in the Suwon district court shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 5003, Dec. 6, 1995>
ADDENDA<Act No. 4588, Dec. 10, 1993>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 1994: Provided, That the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of Pohang branch court of the Daegu district court shall enter into force on October 1, 1998. <Amended by Act No. 5342, Aug. 22, 1997>
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Pohang branch court of the Daegu district court beginning on October 1, 1998, which, on September 30, 1998, are pending in Gyeongju branch court of the Daegu district court, the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Sokcho branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Jecheon branch court of the Cheongju district court and Miryang branch court of the Changwon district court beginning on March 1, 1994, which, on February 28, 1994, are pending in Gangneung branch court of the Chuncheon district court, Chungju branch court of the Cheongju district court and of the Changwon district court, the cases other than juvenile protection cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Changwon district court beginning on March 1, 1994, which, on February 28, 1994, are pending in the Busan district court and Jinju branch court of the Changwon district court, and the juvenile protection cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Changwon district court beginning on March 1, 1994, which, on February 28, 1994, are pending in the Juvenile branch court of the Busan district court shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 5342, Aug. 22, 1997>
ADDENDA<Act No. 4766, Jul. 27, 1994>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1995: Provided, That the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of the Seoul district court shall enter into force on March 1, 1995, the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of the Si/Gun courts enter into force on September 1, 1995, and the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of the Patent and Administrative courts shall enter into force on March 1, 1998. The provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of Pyeongtaek branch court of the Suwon district court shall remain valid until August 31, 1996, and the provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of Pohang-si court to Gyeongju branch court under the Daegu district court, until September 30, 1998, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 5003, Dec. 6, 1995; Act No. 5342, Aug. 22, 1997>
(2) (Transitional Measures) Among the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Si/Gun courts beginning on September 1, 1995, the cases which, on August 31, 1995, are pending in the district courts or their branch courts shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, and the cases which, on August 31, 1996, are pending in Pyeongtaek-si court of the Suwon district court shall be considered as pending in Pyeongtaek branch court of the Suwon district court beginning on September 1, 1996, and the cases which, on September 30, 1998, are pending in Pohang-si court of Gyeongju branch court of the Daegu district court shall be considered as pending in Pohang branch court of the Daegu district court beginning on October 1, 1998. <Amended by Act No. 5003, Dec. 6, 1995; Act No. 5342, Aug. 22, 1997>
ADDENDUM<Act No. 5003, Dec. 6, 1995>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the provisions concerning the jurisdiction of Pyeongtaek branch court of the Suwon district court shall enter into force on September 1, 1996.
ADDENDA<Act No. 5165, Nov. 23, 1996>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions concerning the establishment and jurisdiction of the Masan-si court of Changwon district court shall enter into force on March 1, 1997, and the amended provisions concerning the jurisdiction of administrative courts shall enter into force on March 1, 1998.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of Masan-si court of the Changwon district court beginning on March 1, 1997, which, on February 28, 1997, are pending in Changwon district court, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 5342, Aug. 22, 1997>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA<Act No. 5432, Dec. 13, 1997>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1998: Provided, That the matters concerning the establishment of the Ulsan district court and the discontinuance of the branch court followed thereby, and the change in the affiliation of a Si court, shall enter into force on March 1, 1998; the amended provisions concerning the location of the patent court shall enter into force on March 1, 2000; the establishment of the Ansan branch court of the Suwon district court, and the matters concerning the adjustment of jurisdiction of the district court and the branch court thereof followed thereby, and the discontinuance or change in affiliation of a Si/Gun court shall enter into force on September 1, 2002; and the establishment of the Goyang branch court of the Seoul district court, and the matters concerning the adjustment of jurisdiction of the district court and the branch court thereof followed thereby, and the discontinuance or change in affiliation of a Si/Gun court shall enter into force on March 1, 2003, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 6409, Jan. 29, 2001>
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which are pending in the Ganggyeong branch court of the Daejeon district court and the Buyeo-gun court of the Ganggyeong branch court of the Daejeon district court on December 31, 1997, shall be considered as pending in the Nonsan branch court of the Daejeon district court and the Buyeo-gun court of the Nonsan branch court of the Daejeon district court beginning on January 1, 1998; the cases which are pending in the Ulsan branch court of the Busan district court and the Yangsan-si court of the Ulsan branch court of the Busan district court on February 28, 1998, shall be considered as pending in the Ulsan district court and the Yangsan-si court of the Ulsan district court beginning on March 1, 1998; and the cases which are pending in the Ansan-si court of the Suwon district court and the Gwangmyong-shi court of the Suwon district court on August 31, 2002 shall be considered as pending in the Ansan branch court of the Suwon district court and the Gwangmyeong-si court of the Ansan branch court of the Suwon district court beginning on September 1, 2002, respectively. The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Ansan branch court of the Suwon district court beginning on September 1, 2002, and which are pending in the Suwon district court on August 31, 2002, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending. The cases which are pending in the Goyang-si court of the Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul district court and the court of the Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul district court on February 28, 2003, shall be considered as pending in the Goyang branch court of the Seoul district court and the Paju-si court of the Goyang branch court of the Seoul district court beginning on March 1, 2003, respectively. The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Goyang branch court of the Seoul district court beginning on March 1, 2003, and which are pending in the Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul district court on February 28, 2003, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending. <Amended by Act No. 6409, Jan. 29, 2001>
ADDENDA<Act No. 5562, Sep. 17, 1998>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which, on the day preceding the enforcement date of this Act, are pending in Yeocheon-si court of Suncheon branch court of the Gwangju district court, Gimpo-gun court of the Incheon district court, and Anseong-gun court of Pyeongtaek branch court of the Suwon district court, respectively, shall be considered as pending in Yeosu-si court of Suncheon branch court of the Gwangju district court, Kimpo-shi court of the Incheon district court, and Anseong-si court of Pyeongtaek branch court of the Suwon district court, respectively, beginning on the enforcement date of this Act.
ADDENDA<Act No. 6409, Jan. 29, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 2001: Provided, That the matters concerning the adjustment of jurisdiction of the Busan district court and the Dongbu branch court of the Busan district court shall enter into force on October 1, 2001.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures on Jurisdiction of Cases)
(1) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Gyeongju branch court of Daejeon district court, the Yeongdong branch court of Chungju district court, the Uiseong branch court of Daegu district court, the Yeongdeok branch court of Daegu district court, the Geochang branch court of Changwon district court, the Namwon branch court of Jeonju district court beginning on March 1, 2001, and which are pending in the Daejeon district court, the Chungju district court, the Daegu district court, the Andong branch court of Daegu district court, the Pohang branch court of Daegu district court, the Jinju branch court of Changwon district court, and the Jeonju district court on February 28, 2001, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending.
(2) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the family branch courts of the Busan district court, of the Daegu district court, and of the Gwangju district court beginning on March 1, 2001, and which are pending in the juvenile branch courts of the Busan district court, of the Daegu district court, and of the Gwangju district court, the Busan district court, the Dongbu branch court of the Busan district court, the Daegu district court, and the Gwangju district court on February 28, 2001, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the family branch courts of the Busan district court, of the Daegu district court, and of the Gwangju district court, respectively.
(3) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Seobu branch court of the Seoul district court beginning on March 1, 2001, and which are pending in the Seoul district court and the Seoul family court on February 28, 2001, and the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Buchon branch court of the Incheon district court beginning on March 1, 2001, and which are pending in the Incheon district court on February 28, 2001, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, respectively.
(4) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Busan district court beginning on October 1, 2001, and which are pending in the Dongbu branch court of the Busan district court on September 30, 2001, and the cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Dongbu branch court of the Busan district court beginning on October 1, 2001, and which are pending in the Busan district court on September 30, 2001, shall belong to the jurisdiction of the courts where they are pending, respectively.
ADDENDA<Act No. 6717, Aug. 26, 2002>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 2002: Provided, That the matters concerning the adjustment of jurisdictions of the collegiate body of the Seoul district court and the collegiate body of the Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul district court shall enter into force on March 1, 2003.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases of appeal or appeal on ruling which would belong to the jurisdiction of the collegiate body of the Gangneung branch court of the Chuncheon district court beginning on September 1, 2002 and which are pending in the Chuncheon district court as of August 31, 2002 shall belong to the jurisdiction of the court where they are pending, and the cases of appeal or appeal on ruling which would belong to the jurisdiction of the collegiate body of the Uijeongbu branch court of the Seoul district court beginning on March 1, 2003 and which are pending in the Seoul district court as of February 28, 2003 shall belong to the jurisdiction of the court where they are pending.
ADDENDA<Act No. 6923, Jul. 18, 2003>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the matters concerning the establishment of the Seobu branch court of the Daegu district court and the adjustment of jurisdictions following such establishment shall enter into force on March 1, 2007.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) The cases which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Seobu branch court of the Daegu district court beginning on March 1, 2007 and which are pending in the Daegu district court as of February 28, 2007 shall belong to the jurisdiction of the court where they are pending.
ADDENDA<Act No. 7082, Jan. 20, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on February 1, 2004: Provided, That the matters concerning the new establishment of the Anyang Branch Court of the Suwon District Court from among the amended provisions of the attached Table 3 shall enter into force on March 1, 2009.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Case Jurisdiction)
(1) Any appeal or any appeal on ruling that is to belong to the collegiate body of the Seoul Eastern District Court since February 1, 2004 and is pending in the Seoul District Court as of January 31, 2004 shall be put under the jurisdiction of the Seoul Central District Court.
(2) Any appeal or any appeal on ruling that is to belong to the collegiate body of the Seoul Southern District Court since February 1, 2004 and is pending in the Seoul District Court as of January 31, 2004 shall be put under the jurisdiction of the Seoul Central District Court.
(3) Any appeal or any appeal on ruling that is to belong to the collegiate body of the Seoul Northern District Court since February 1, 2004 and is pending in the Seoul District Court as of January 31, 2004 shall be put under the jurisdiction of the Seoul Central District Court.
(4) Any appeal or any appeal on ruling that is to belong to the collegiate body of the Seoul Western District Court since February 1, 2004 and is pending in the Seoul District Court as of January 31, 2004 shall be put under the jurisdiction of the Seoul Central District Court.
(5) The case of juvenile custody and administration, bankruptcy, composition or company reorganization that is to belong to the Uijeongbu District Court since February 1, 2004 and is pending in the Seoul Family Court, the Seoul Administrative Court or the Seoul District Court as of January 31, 2004 shall be each put under the jurisdiction of the court in which the case is pending (but, if the case is pending in the Seoul District Court, the case shall be put under the jurisdiction of the Seoul Central District Court).
(6) Any case that is to belong to the Anyang Branch Court of the Suwon District Court since March 1, 2009 and is pending in the Suwon District Court as of February 28, 2009 shall be put under the jurisdiction of the Suwon District Court.
Article 3 (Special Case concerning Bankruptcy, Composition or Company Reorganization)
Any case that is to belong to the Seoul Eastern District Court, the Seoul Southern District Court, the Seoul Northern District Court or the Seoul estern District Court since February 1, 2004 in accordance with the Bankruptcy Act, the Composition Act and the Company Reorganization Act shall be put under the jurisdiction of the Seoul Central District Court, notwithstanding the provisions of other Acts.
Article 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 7403, Mar. 24, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2005.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) Any administrative case which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Gangneung branch court of the Chuncheon district court under the amended provisions of Article 2 of the Addenda of Act No. 4765, the Amended Act among the Court Organization Act, and which is pending in the Chuncheon district court as of June 30, 2005 shall belong to the jurisdiction of the court where the case is pending.
ADDENDA<Act No. 7726, Dec. 14, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on February 1, 2007.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) Any case which would belong to the jurisdiction of the family branch court of the district court on and after February 1, 2007 pursuant to the enforcement of this Act and which is pending in the district court as of January 31, 2007 shall belong to the jurisdiction of the family branch court of the district court. <Amended by Act No. 8133, Dec. 28, 2006>
ADDENDUM<Act No. 8133, Dec. 28, 2006>
This Act shall enter into force on February 1, 2007.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8244, Jan. 19, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8318, Mar. 29, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 2011.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases) Any case which would belong to the jurisdiction of the Masan branch court of the Changwon district court on and after March 1, 2011 pursuant to the enforcement of this Act and which is pending in the Changwon district court as of February 28, 2011 shall belong to the jurisdiction of the Changwon district court.
ADDENDA<Act No. 10536, Apr. 5, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That provisions concerning the establishment of Busan family court shall enter into force on April 11, 2011, and provisions concerning the establishment of Daejeon family court and their branch courts, Daegu family court and their branch courts and Gwangju family court and their branch courts shall enter into force on March 1, 2012.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases)
(1) Any case which would fall in the jurisdiction of Busan family court on and after April 11, 2011 pursuant to the enforcement of this Act and which is pending as of April 10, 2011 in the principal court of Busan district court shall fall in the jurisdiction of the court where it is pending, and any case pending as of April 10, 2011 in the family branch court of Busan district court shall be deemed pending in Busan family court on and after April 11, 2011.
(2) Any case which would fall in the jurisdiction of Daejeon family court on and after March 1, 2012 pursuant to the enforcement of this Act and which is pending as of February 29, 2012 in the principal court of Daejeon district court shall fall in the jurisdiction of the court where it is pending, and any case pending as of February 29, 2012 in the family branch court of Daejeon district court shall be deemed pending in Daejeon family court on and after March 1, 2012.
(3) Any case which would fall in the jurisdiction of Daegu family court on and after March 1, 2012 pursuant to the enforcement of this Act and which is pending as of February 29, 2012 in the principal court of Daegu district court shall fall in the jurisdiction of the court where it is pending, and any case pending as of February 29, 2012 in the family branch court of Daegu district court shall be deemed pending in Daegu family court on and after March 1, 2012.
(4) Any case which would fall in the jurisdiction of Gwangju family court on and after March 1, 2012 pursuant to the enforcement of this Act and which is pending as of February 29, 2012 in the principal court of Gwangju district court shall fall in the jurisdiction of the court where it is pending, and any case pending as of February 29, 2012 in the family branch court of Gwangju district court shall be deemed pending in Gwangju family court on and after March 1, 2012.
(5) Among the cases pending as of February 29, 2012 in Hongseong branch court, Gongju branch court, Nonsan branch court, Seosan branch court and Cheonan branch court of the Daejeon district court, the domestic cases, the family protection cases and the family relation registration cases shall be deemed pending in Hongseong branch court, Gongju branch court, Nonsan branch court, Seosan branch court and Cheonan branch court of the Daejeon district court on and after March 1, 2012.
(6) Among the cases pending as of February 29, 2012 in Andong branch court, Gyeongju branch court, Pohang branch court, Gimcheon branch court, Sangju branch court, Euiseong branch court and Yeongdeok branch court of the Daegu district court, the domestic cases, the family protection cases and the family relation registration cases shall be deemed pending in Andong branch court, Gyeongju branch court, Pohang branch court, Gimcheon branch court, Sangju branch court, Euiseong branch court and Yeongdeok branch court of the Daegu district court on and after March 1, 2012.
(7) Among the cases pending as of February 29, 2012 in Mokpo branch court, Jangheung branch court, Suncheon branch court and Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court, the domestic cases, the family protection cases and the family relation registration cases shall be deemed pending in Mokpo branch court, Jangheung branch court, Suncheon branch court and Haenam branch court of the Gwangju district court on and after March 1, 2012.
ADDENDA<Act No. 11726, Apr. 5, 2013>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Any case which would fall in the jurisdiction of Daejeon district court, Daejeon family court, and Sejong Special Self-Governing City court of Daejeon district court pursuant to the enforcement of this Act, and which is pending as of the day before this Act enters into force in Gongju branch court of Daejeon district court, Gongju branch court of Daejeon family court, and Cheongju district court shall fall in the jurisdiction of the court where it is pending, and any case pending in Yeongi-gun court of Daejeon district court as of the day before this Act enters into force shall be deemed pending in Sejong Special Self-Governing City court after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA<Act No. 11951, Jul. 30, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Jurisdiction of Cases)
Any case pending in Dangjin-gun court of Seosan branch court under Daejeon district court as of the day before this Act enters into force shall be deemed pending in Dangjin-si court of Seosan branch court under Daejeon district court after this Act enters into force.