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Category Archives: DPRK Central Court (Supreme Court)

Central Report Meeting Marks 24th anniversary of KJI’s Election as NDC Chairman

  A central report meeting commemorating the 24th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at … Continue reading


Korean Jurists Association Issues Statement on Jong Nam’s demise

The Korean Jurists’ Association issued the first observed statement from a DPRK institution on the death of Kim Jong Nam (Kim Cho’ng-nam), eldest son late leader Kim Jong Il (Kim … 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 Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Taep’ung Investment Group Formally Dissolved

Yonhap News Agency reported and confirmed on 1 February (Friday) that the Korea Taep’ung International Investment Group has dissolved.  Taep’ung began as an energy provider selling oil and gas (via … Continue reading

02/01/2013 · 1 Comment

US Citizen Detained in DPRK

DPRK state media reported on 21 December (Friday) that “a relevant institution” has held a US citizen since early November.  Yonhap reported on 11 December that the 44-year old man, … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · Leave a comment

Judicial Officers Meeting Held

DPRK state media reported on 5 December (Wednesday) that a national meeting of judicial officials (the go-between officials who coordinate cases between People’s Security and public prosecutors’ offices) was held … Continue reading

12/05/2012 · 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

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