North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Chief Prosecutor Meets Vietnam’s President

Vietnam President Trương Tấn Sang met and hosted a reception for Jang Pyong Gyu, Director of the DPRK Supreme Public Prosecutor’s [central prosecutor] Office on December 2 (Wednesday) in Hanoi.  During … Continue reading


DPRK Prosecutors’ Office and Court Commemorate 70th Anniversary

  A meeting was held at the Ponghwa Art Theater in Pyongyang on November 19 (Thursday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the DPRK procurators (prosecutors’ office) … Continue reading


Former DPRK Courts’ Boss Kim Pyong Ryul Dies

Kim Pyong Ryul, a member of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee and immediate past president of the DPRK Supreme Court (DPRK Central Court) died on 4 November (Monday) … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK, China Prosecutors’ Offices Sign Cooperation Memo

A delegation from the DPRK Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (f.k.a. the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office) met with Chinese Deputy Procurator (Attorney) General Hu Zejun on 28 October.  The DPRK delegation included … Continue reading

11/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Mongolia, DPRK Sign Economic Agreements

Following a meeting of senior DPRK and Mongolian government officials at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday), the two countries signed two economic agreements, along with a … Continue reading

10/29/2013 · Leave a comment

National Meeting of Judges and Prosecutors Held

DPRK state media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that “active” DPRK prosecutors and judges attended a commemorative photo session with “senior party, state and army officials.”  The prosecutors and judges gathered … Continue reading

11/27/2012 · Leave a comment

Busy Days in Internal Security

These are interesting times for the country’s internal security apparatus.  Enforcement initiatives and tightening of social and population controls finds the Military Security Command riding shotgun, while the Ministry of … Continue reading

06/26/2011 · Leave a comment

Jong Un Trial Balloon to Beijing (Or a stalking horse to Jilin?)

2010 was the year Pyongyang watchers  waited for Kim Cho’ng-il to travel to China.  KCI managed to live up to the hype, as news photographers staked out his private train.  … Continue reading

05/08/2011 · 1 Comment

Kang Sok Ju’s New Posts

Kang Sok Ju has been appointed DPRK Vice Premier and and holding the title 1st Vice President of the DPRK Supreme (Central) Court.  KCNA reported Kang’s appointment as Vice Premier … Continue reading


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