is a rare victory. The court has long been reluctant to raise hands of
individuals having rights to know, especially when it comes to trade agreements.
Back in 2007 when the KorUS FTA talk was close to a conclusion, the court
decided in favor of the Korean government to keep confidential draft texts of the
FTA. We have two additional court decisions rejecting the request for information
disclosure of negotiating documents of KorUS FTA in 2008 and in 2009.