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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Deok-Young Park

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 March 2024

Armed conflict — Maritime boundaries — Refugees — International trade

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1In the aftermath of the Japanese occupation which ended with Japan’s defeat in 1945, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel north. Due to the failure of joint trusteeship over Korea between the former Soviet Union and the US, two separate governments were established (see also United Nations Trusteeship System). The history of South Korea therefore formally begins with the establishment of a South Korean government on 15 August 1948. 2South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) have technically remained at war...
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