Republic of Korea
Practice Relating to Rule 89. Violence to Life
The Republic of Korea’s Military Regulation 187 (1991) provides that “killing non-combatants” is a war crime.
The regulation also states that “executing the death penalty for … persons who have taken part in hostilities through summary trial not full trial” is an “unjustifiable crime”.
The Republic of Korea’s ICC Act (2007) provides for the punishment of crimes listed in the 1998 ICC Statute, including genocide by killing a member of a group, killing a person as a crime against humanity, and the war crime of killing a person who is to be protected under international humanitarian law, in both international and non-international armed conflicts.