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South Korea. 2008 ‘National Laws and Regulations for the Implementation of the UN PoA.’ National Report of the Republic of Korea on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 11-12. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 20 May

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National laws and regulations for the implementation of the UN PoA

All Acts, their Presidential Decrees and their Execution Regulations are published in the Official Notices that are posted on the bulletin board of the Ministry of Justice as well as the website of the Ministry of Government Legislation at the time of adoption and revision. Websites of the Police Agency, Ministry of National Defense, and Defense Acquisition Program Administration contain detailed explanatory information on legal regulations regarding the possession, export, import, manufacturing, transfer, transportation and stockpiling of small arms and light weapons.

Pursuant to Article 22 of the Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc., all those who intend to possess small arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes must undergo a one-hour education program on the Act and its related regulations before applying for authorization of possession.

The Ministry of National Defense, the National Police Agency, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Public Administration and Security annually conduct a campaign to promote voluntary reporting on the illegal possession of small arms and light weapons. This campaign is advertised through press releases by the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency, TV commercials and County Notices. Those who voluntarily report one's illegal possession of small arms and light weapons are exempted from criminal liability.

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