Constitutional Compatibility of Social Distancing Guidelines in South Korea

The phased social distancing scheme without regional lock down or nightly curfews is an important strategy of pandemic risk regulation in South Korea. The presentation focuses on analyzing the ‘social distancing guidelines’ as administrative measures of controlling the infection. These instruments also inevitably entailed the danger of functionless rule of law and excessive restrictions on the human rights.
The presentation content consists of: (1) COVID-19 Management Framework of South Korean Governance; (2) Legal Issues regarding Social Distancing Guidelines and the Role of the Constitutional Court; (3) Considerations of Civil Liberties and Discrimination, and (4) Improving the function of Rule of Law against the Pandemic.