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South Korea's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is a cabinet-level ministry overseeing justice affairs, headed by the Minister of Justice. It is responsible for prosecution, sentencing, immigration control, and the protection of human rights.

Ministry of Justice
법무부
法務部
Beobmubu
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Emblem of the Ministry of Justice
Agency overview
FormedJuly 17, 1948
JurisdictionGovernment of South Korea
HeadquartersBuilding #1, Gwacheon Government Complex, Jungang-dong1, Gwacheon-si, Kyunggi-do, South Korea
Ministers responsible
  • Cho Kuk, Minister of Justice
  • Kim Osu, Vice Minister
WebsiteOfficial Ministry of Justice website in English

Its headquarters are located in Building #1 of the Gwacheon Government Complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province.[1][2]

Established on July 17, 1948, the Ministry of Justice is the only ministry whose name has never been changed or altered in the history of the Republic of Korea.

AgenciesEdit

List of Ministers of JusticeEdit

No. Name Term of office Duration President Ref.
1 Lee In [ko] 2 August 1948 5 June 1949 307 days Rhee Syng-man [3]
2 Kwon Seung-ryul [ko] 6 June 1949 21 May 1950 349 days [3][4]
3 Yi U-ik [ko] 22 May 1950 22 November 1950 184 days [3]
4 Kim Jun-yeon [ko] 23 November 1950 6 May 1951 164 days [3]
5 Jo Jin-man [ko] 7 May 1951 4 March 1952 302 days [3]
6 Seo Sang-hwan [ko] 5 March 1952 29 June 1954 2 years, 116 days [3]
7 Jo Yong-sun [ko] 30 June 1954 15 September 1955 1 year, 77 days [3]
8 Yi Ho [ko] 16 September 1955 19 February 1958 2 years, 156 days [3]
9 Hong Jin-ki 20 February 1958 23 March 1960 2 years, 32 days [3]
10 Kwon Seung-ryul [ko] 25 April 1960 19 August 1960 116 days Heo Jeong (acting) [3]
11 Jo Jae-cheon [ko] 23 August 1960 2 May 1961 252 days Yun Bo-seon [3]
12 Yi Byeong-ha [ko] 3 May 1961 18 May 1961 15 days [3]
13 Go Won-jeung [ko] 19 May 1961 8 January 1962 234 days [3]
14 Jo Byeong-il [ko] 9 January 1962 31 January 1963 1 year, 22 days Park Chung-hee (acting) [3]
15 Jang Yeong-sun [ko] 1 February 1963 21 April 1963 79 days [3]
16 Min Bok-ki [ko] 22 April 1963 16 December 1963 3 years, 156 days [3]
17 December 1963 25 September 1966 Park Chung-hee
17 Gwon O-byeong [ko] 26 September 1966 20 May 1968 1 year, 237 days [3]
18 Yi Ho [ko] 21 May 1968 20 December 1970 2 years, 213 days [3]
19 Bae Yeong-ho [ko] 21 December 1970 3 June 1971 164 days [3]
20 Sin Jik-su [ko] 4 June 1971 2 December 1973 2 years, 181 days [3]
21 Yi Bong-seong [ko] 3 December 1973 17 September 1974 288 days [3]
22 Hwang San-deok [ko] 18 September 1974 3 December 1976 2 years, 76 days [3]
23 Yi Seon-jung [ko] 4 December 1976 21 December 1978 2 years, 17 days [3]
24 Kim Chi-yeol [ko] 22 December 1978 13 December 1979 356 days [3]
25 Baek Sang-gi [ko] 14 December 1979 21 May 1980 159 days Choi Kyu-hah [3]
26 O Tak-geun [ko] 22 May 1980 9 April 1981 322 days Chun Doo-hwan [3]
27 Yi Jong-won [ko] 10 April 1981 20 May 1982 1 year, 40 days [3]
28 Jeong Chi-geun [ko] 21 May 1982 23 June 1982 33 days [3]
29 Bae Myeong-in [ko] 24 June 1982 18 February 1985 2 years, 239 days [3]
30 Kim Seok-hwi [ko] 19 February 1985 15 July 1985 146 days [3]
31 Kim Seong-gi [ko] 16 July 1985 25 May 1987 1 year, 313 days [3]
32 Jeong Hae-chang [ko] 26 May 1987 24 February 1988 1 year, 192 days [3]
25 February 1988 4 December 1988 Roh Tae-woo
33 Heo Hyeong-gu [ko] 5 December 1988 18 March 1990 1 year, 103 days [3]
34 Yi Jong-nam [ko] 19 March 1990 26 May 1991 1 year, 68 days [3]
35 Kim Gi-chun [ko] 27 May 1991 8 October 1992 1 year, 134 days [3]
36 Yi Jeong-u [ko] 9 October 1992 25 February 1993 139 days [3]
37 Bak Hui-tae [ko] 26 February 1993 7 March 1993 9 days Kim Young-sam [3][5]
38 Kim Doo-Hee [ko] 8 March 1993 23 December 1994 1 year, 290 days [3]
39 An U-man [ko] 24 December 1994 5 March 1997 2 years, 71 days [3]
40 Choe Sang-yeop [ko] 6 March 1997 4 August 1997 151 days [3]
41 Kim Jong-gu [ko] 5 August 1997 2 March 1998 209 days [3]
42 Bak Sang-cheon [ko] 3 March 1998 23 May 1999 1 year, 81 days Kim Dae-jung [3]
43 Kim Tae-jeong [ko] 24 May 1999 7 June 1999 14 days [3]
44 Kim Jeong-gil [ko] 8 June 1999 20 May 2001 1 year, 346 days [3]
45 An Dong-su [ko] 21 May 2001 23 May 2001 2 days [3][6]
46 Choe Gyeong-won [ko] 24 May 2001 28 January 2002 249 days [3]
47 Choe Gyeong-won [ko] 29 January 2002 10 July 2002 162 days [3]
(44) Sim Sang-myeong [ko] 11 July 2002 5 November 2002 117 days [3]
48 Sim Sang-myeong [ko] 9 November 2002 26 February 2003 109 days [3]
49 Kang Kum-sil 27 February 2003 28 July 2004 1 year, 152 days Roh Moo-hyun [3][7]
50 Kim Seung-kew 29 July 2004 29 June 2005 335 days [3]
51 Chun Jung-bae 29 June 2005 26 July 2006 1 year, 27 days [3]
52 Kim Seong-ho [ko] 28 August 2006 3 September 2007 1 year, 6 days [3]
53 Jeong Seong-jin [ko] 4 September 2007 28 February 2008 177 days [3]
54 Kim Gyeong-han [ko] 29 February 2008 29 September 2009 1 year, 213 days Lee Myung-bak [3]
55 Yi Gwi-nam [ko] 30 September 2009 10 August 2011 1 year, 314 days [3]
56 Gwon Jae-jin [ko] 12 August 2011 11 March 2013 1 year, 211 days [3]
57 Hwang Kyo-ahn 11 March 2013 13 June 2015 2 years, 94 days Park Geun-hye [8]
Kim Ju-hyeon [ko] (acting) 13 June 2015 9 July 2015 26 days
58 Kim Hyeon-ung [ko] 9 July 2015 29 November 2016 1 year, 143 days [8]
Yi Chang-jae [ko] (acting) 29 November 2016 21 May 2017 173 days
Yi Geum-ro [ko] (acting) 22 May 2017 18 July 2017 27 days Moon Jae-in
59 Park Sang-ki 19 July 2017 8 September 2019 2 years, 51 days [8][9]
60 Cho Kuk 9 September 2019 14 October 2019 35 days [8][10]
Kim O-su [ko] (acting) 14 October 2019 Incumbent 5 days

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Location." (Archive) Ministry of Justice (Republic of Korea). Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "Building #1, Gwacheon Government Complex, Jungang-dong1, Gwacheon-si, Kyunggi-do."
  2. ^ "Location." Ministry of Justice (Republic of Korea). October 20, 2011. Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "Building #5, Gwacheon Government Complex, Jungang-dong1, Gwacheon-si, Kyunggi-do."
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be "기관연혁 상세정보". National Archives of Korea. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  4. ^ Seo Yong-tai (October 2010). "1920~1930년대 권승렬의 변호사 활동" [The Lawyer Kwon Seung-Ryul's Activities in the 1920s and 1930s]. The Journal of Korean History. 25: 237. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ 류정인 (11 January 2012). "'딸 편법입학' 박희태, 또 '부정부패'로 사퇴하나". Media Today. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  6. ^ 김창혁; 신석호; 이명건 (23 May 2001). "[안법무 사퇴까지 긴박 43시간] '장관이 거짓말을… 포기하자'". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ 안길찬 (27 February 2003). "[파격장관] 첫 여성 법무 강금실 장관". Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d "법무부장관 연혁". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  9. ^ 민병권 (27 June 2017). "새 법무장관에 박상기 경제정의실천연합 대표 지명". Seoul Economy. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  10. ^ "문 대통령, 조국 후보자 임명... 2시 대국민 메시지 예정". 9 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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