What you see now is a request form from an investigative agency. Depending on the content, it is an official document that the recipient may feel burdened with, but the format is all in honor. Naturally, fines, fines, and military appointment notices are also written in honor. However, toxic court rulings are used in the same way as '~ hara' and '~ hada', and examples of such hard rulings were first written in honor.

This is an exclusive report by reporter Yoo Ki-ho and Sohn Hyung-an.


Last year, Yang Jin-seok, who won the lawsuit for more than a year, but couldn't erase the feeling of being ordered or ordered while reading the ruling.

[Yang Jin-suk / Rereading Korean Businessmen: Even if we win, it's like cutting with a knife. This is exactly what the bosses say when they are in the military.]

The experience of another lawsuit party, Kim Mo, is similar.

[Mr. Kim / Respondent: Just looking at the (judgment) envelope just shakes. When I opened it, it feels like I'm being treated as a sinner


However, the so-called "respect for the words" was released, which broke this old, solid stream.

This is a civil judgment of Daejeon High Court on the 23rd of last month.So far, orders, reasons for ruling, etc. have all been half words, but all sentences in this ruling are respectful.

Another sentence for a provisional disposition or a criminal case decision is also in all respect.

Seven years ago, the judiciary apologized for the wrongdoing of the Restoration System and wrote one sentence of the ruling sentence in honor, but it is the first time that the entire ruling was used in honor.

The judge who wrote this ruling has increased the word of honor in stages over the past year.

[Lee In-Seok / Daejeon High Court Judge of High Court: I was very difficult at first to change from half-word to honor. The order of the judgment is compulsory. This is

a movement initiated by a judge and is expected to be repelled by the legal community, but it will help to change the negative perception that the judiciary is overly authoritative.

[Lee In-suk / Daejeon High Court Judge of High Court: Is it the people who receive the judgment and the people are the owners of the country? I think it's more natural to use honorific words to send a ruling to the owner of the country.]


Most court rulings are like this.

"Pay fine", "Let me browse documents."

This expression is changed to "Please pay the fine" and "Let me read the documents" in the honorific judgment.It took me 70 years to make this small change. There are several reasons for this.

First, it is argued that if you write a ruling in honor, the authority of the court will drop.

[Imjibong / Sogang University Law School Professor: I think in such a way that citizens yamalro to write such a representation can be understood less feeling in goapjeok familiar, it can have more court to reach the people close to]

the decision to honorific There was also concern that the writing would lengthen the sentence.

However, if you actually write it, there is often no difference in quantity.

[Lee In-suk / Daejeon High Court Judge of High Court: One was written in honor and one was written in half. However, the number of letters increased, but the number of pages was equal to 23 pages. So it doesn't increase much.]

From the point of view of how well you will accept the results of the trial, you agree that respect is better.

[Huh Yoon / Senior Spokesman, Korea Bar Association: Dispute is that plaintiffs and defendants eventually have to win the ruling. The honorable judgment will probably be a chance to win more easily to the judgment because I feel respected.] It is expected that

the discussion of how to view the honorable judgment will lead to various discussions on the format and content of the court judgment.

(Video coverage: Bae Moon-san, Video editing: Jae-sung Lee, Park-sae, CG: Lee Yoo-jin, Kyu-yeon Kim, Jae-young Choi)