South Korean court revokes 1950s law, decriminalizes adultery
February 26 , 2015
The top court in South Korea has decriminalized adultery by revoking a 1950s law which made it possible to jail cheating husbands and wives for up to two years.
Seven judges of the nine-member panel said the law was unconstitutional and declared that adultery was no longer a crime.
Park Han-Chul, the presiding judge, said even if adultery is slammed as an immoral act, the state shouldn’t “intervene in individuals’ private lives”.