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Korea – Standards – Protection – Safety

Korea – Standards – Protection – Safety

13 (1) The public interest whistleblower, etc., his/her relatives or cohabitants may request the Commission to take protective measures for their personal safety (hereinafter referred to as “personal protection measures”) in the event that the public interest whistleblower, etc., his/her relatives or cohabitants have faced or are likely to face serious danger to their lives or persons. In such an event, the Commission may, if deemed necessary, request the chief of the police station or agency to provide the necessary personal protection measures.

(2) The chief of the police station or agency who has received a request for the personal protection measures in accordance with Paragraph 1 shall provide said measures under the conditions as prescribed by Presidential Decree without delay.

Referenced Legislation: Protection of Public Interest Whistleblowers Act (2011)

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