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On July 30, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Council (JSPC) announced that in order for non-Koreans on the island to better understand Jeju’s laws, the provincial government is currently translating many of its ordinances into English.
The JSPC has already completed translating two documents and are currently working on three more.
The two which have already been completed are the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Ordinance for Support of Multicultural Families, and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Ordinance for the Promotion of Investment.
The three that are currently being translated are the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Council Ordinance for Support of Non-regular Workers, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education Ordinance for Support of Education Fee for Households of Three or More Children, and the Jeju Investment Promotion Zone Ordinance for Designation and Revocation.
The two completed documents are available on the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province law information Web site. However, the Web site is not available in English making it difficult for non-Korean speakers to access the document. The Jeju Legislative Policy Office told The Jeju Weekly in a telephone interview that they are planning to open an English version of the Web site by the end of this September.
The JSPC will translate 10 specific ordinances into English by the end of this year to facilitate the economic and social activities of non-Koreans residing in Jeju.
There are 2,073 ordinances in total and the Jeju Legislative Policy Office selected to translate the ones that directly affect non-Koreans’ daily lives. By paying attention to how non-Koreans use the translated documents, the JSPC will consider expanding the number of ordinances available in English.
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