Republic of Korea
Practice Relating to Rule 107. Spies
Section B. Status of spies
The Republic of Korea’s Military Regulation 187 (1991) states that “executing the death penalty for spies … through summary trial not full trial” is an “unjustifiable crime”.
According to the legal adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, a captured spy who is a member of enemy armed forces cannot be deemed a prisoner of war and may be punished under national law.