The Pros And Cons Of The Kim-Young Ran Act

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"We believe an anti-graft bill is necessary, but this act needs much revision. Realistically, however, it will be difficult for the revisions to be made before it goes into effect," said Kang Sin-eop, the public information director of the Korean Bar Association (KBA). On the contrary, some people still oppose with the Kim-Young Ran Act and they believe it should be revised. Their major key point is that it breaks the values of the Constitution of South Korea. The constitutions established the values of the Korean people and society and provide the fundamental human rights. There are six types of basic human right: Human Dignity and Value, Equality, Freedom, Political Rights, Social Right, and Right of claim. Opponents of Kim-Young-ran Act argue that it violates some of the fundamental human rights and the values of Constitution.
First of all, the Act is considered as violation of “Rights of Freedom” and “Rights of Equality”. According to the clauses of Act, it includes journalists and private school teachers in its targets of punishment. In that sense, journalists lose their freedom to speak out. Also, the private school teachers lose their rights to freely educate their students free from governmental regulations. More specifically, people lose their rights of freedom with their daily lives and relationships with others. Assuming a situation of giving sincere present to one’s friend, he or she has to concern the price of the present. It may be unacceptable to him or her
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