Plenary meeting of DPRK SPA Standing Committee heldSeptember 1, 2023
The 27th Plenary Meeting of the 14th Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on Wednesday.
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 SPA Standing Committee, chaired the plenary meeting.
Present there were Vice-Chairmen Kang Yun Sok and Kim Ho Chol, Secretary General Ko Kil Son and other members of the SPA Standing Committee.
Relevant officials of the SPA Standing Committee, the Secretariat of the Cabinet, ministries and national agencies were on hand as observers.
Put at the plenary meeting as agenda items were the issue of convening a SPA session, the issue of adopting the law on state commendation, the law on the distribution of production labour, the law on the organization of the prosecution organs, the law on tourism and the law on commodity circulation, and the issue of amending and supplementing the law on the election of deputies to the people's assemblies at all levels.
The draft decision of the SPA Standing Committee on the convocation of the Ninth Session of the 14th SPA of the DPRK was discussed first and a relevant decision was adopted with unanimous approval.
Then, there was a report on the main content of the relevant laws and amendments examined by the SPA Legislation Committee.
The mission of the law on state commendation is to highly praise and give prominence to those who performed distinguished feats for the Party and the revolution, the country and the people and contribute to accelerating socialist construction by arousing political enthusiasm and creativity of the masses.
The law on the distribution of production labour stipulates the legal requirements for ensuring the sustainable and balanced development of the national economy and contributing to stabilizing and improving the people's living standards by establishing a strict system and order in the distribution of production labour.
The law on the organization of the prosecution organs, aimed at further enhancing the functions and role of the prosecution organs, specifies the issues arising in the organization, principles of activities, work system and order of the prosecution organs at all levels as the revolutionary and popular judicial organs.
The law on tourism details the issue of revitalizing domestic tourism and expanding international tourism simultaneously, providing convenience for tourists and proactively protecting ecological environment. And the law on commodity circulation deals in detail with the legal requirements for fully satisfying the material and cultural needs of the people by boosting the state control over the overall commodity circulation, ranging from the organization and operation of commercial network to the procurement, supply and sales of commodities.
Amended and supplemented in the law on the election of deputies to the people's assemblies at all levels are the paragraphs concerning the organizational principles of the election committees for the election of deputies, nomination and registration of candidates for deputies, election publicity, voting and confirmation of vote results, and taboos.
The plenary meeting discussed the proposed bills and adopted the decrees of the SPA Standing Committee "On adoption of the DPRK law on state commendation", "On adoption of the DPRK law on the distribution of production labour", "On adoption of the DPRK law on the organization of the prosecution organs", "On adoption of the DPRK law on tourism", "On adoption of the DPRK law on commodity circulation" and "On amendments and supplements to the DPRK law on the election of deputies to the people's assemblies at all levels".