Seventh National Conference of Judicial Officers Held in DPRK

Pyongyang, September 16 (KCNA) — The Seventh National Conference of Judicial Officers took place at the April 25 House of Culture on September 14 and 15.

It analyzed and reviewed the state judicial work during the past five years since its sixth conference and discussed practical ways for improving and strengthening the present observance of the socialist laws and issues for further raising the political and technical competence and ability of judicial officers.

Attending the conference were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Kim Jae Ryong, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, Kim Hyong Sik, department director of the Central Committee of the WPK, Ri Chang Dae, minister of State Security, Pak Su Il, minister of Public Security, U Sang Chol, director of the Central Public Prosecutors Office, members of the socialist law-observance guidance committees at all levels, officials at judicial departments, organs of prosecution, trial, public security, and inspection and supervision, exemplary explainers of law-abiding and officials of relevant units.

A letter sent by Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, to the participants in the conference was read out.

Choe Ryong Hae made a report.

He said that as Kim Jong Un put forward an idea on building a genuine people’s country where the law defends the people and the people observe the law and other important guidelines for adhering to the popular nature of the socialist law and ramp up the legal system, thus providing the ideo-theoretical weapon to be held fast to in judicial work and activities.

He stressed that Kim Jong Un has wisely led the work to fully demonstrate the advantages and might of our state and social system by thoroughly applying the people-first principle to the overall socialist law-abiding life.

Under his guidance, the judicial organs have fulfilled their duty as the guardian of the people, the reporter pointed out.

The report referred to the achievements made in the judicial sector in the past in hearty response to his idea and leadership for boosting the socialist law-abiding life.

The report said that strides have been made in the work for perfecting the legal system of the country and strengthening the socialist legal system, and that legal struggle has been intensified to enhance the law-abiding consciousness of officials and working people and eradicate anti- and non-socialist practices.

It analyzed and reviewed a series of defects of the socialist law-abiding life guidance committees and judicial officers, who have failed to discharge their responsibility and duty in the struggle for defending the security of the state and the right and interests of the people and achieving the advance and development of socialism, and their causes, and set forth tasks and ways for overcoming them.

Then speeches were made.

Speakers expressed their resolution to consolidate the judicial front as a fortress for defending socialism and fulfill their sacred mission and duty as frontline soldiers defending revolution, system and people in the first line.

A letter of pledge to Kim Jong Un was adopted at the conference. -0- (Juche111.9.16.)