Ministry of Justice (South Korea)

Ministry of Justice
법무부
法務部
Beobmubu
Emblem of the Ministry of Justice (South Korea) (English).svg
Emblem of the Ministry of Justice
Agency overview
Formed July 17, 1948
Jurisdiction Government of South Korea
Headquarters Building #1, Gwacheon Government Complex, Jungang-dong1, Gwacheon-si, Kyunggi-do, South Korea
Ministers responsible
  • Park Sang-gi, Minister of Justice
  • Lee Keum-ro, Vice Minister
Website Official Ministry of Justice website in English

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.

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.

Agencies[]

List of Ministers of Justice[]

Government Order Name Hanja Term start Term end Notes
First Republic 1 Lee In (ko) 李仁 1948-8-2 1949-6-5 [3]
2 Kwon Seung-ryul (ko) 權承烈 1949-6-6 1950-5-21 [3][4]
3 Yi U-ik (ko) 李愚益 1950-5-22 1950-11-22 [3]
4 Kim Jun-yeon (ko) 金俊淵 1950-11-23 1951-5-6 [3]
5 Jo Jin-man (ko) 趙鎭滿 1951-5-7 1952-3-4
6 Seo Sang-hwan (ko) 徐相懽 1952-3-5 1954-6-29 [3]
7 Jo Yong-sun (ko) 趙容淳 1954-6-30 1955-9-15 [3]
8 Yi Ho (ko) 李澔 1955-9-16 1958-2-19 [3]
9 Hong Jin-ki 洪璡基 1958-2-20 1960-3-23 [3]
10 Kwon Seung-ryul (ko) 權承烈 1960-4-25 1960-8-19 [3]
Second Republic 11 Jo Jae-cheon (ko) 曺在千 1960-8-23 1961-5-2 [3]
12 Yi Byeong-ha (ko) 李炳夏 1961-5-3 1961-5-18 [3]
13 Go Won-jeung (ko) 高元增 1961-5-19 1962-1-8 [3]
14 Jo Byeong-il (ko) 趙炳日 1962-1-9 1963-1-31 [3]
15 Jang Yeong-sun (ko) 張榮淳 1963-2-1 1963-4-21 [3]
16 Min Bok-ki (ko) 閔復基 1963-4-22 1963-12-16 [3]
Third Republic
17 1963-12-17 1964-5-10
18 1964-5-11 1966-9-25
19 Gwon U-byeong (ko) 權五柄 1966-9-26 1968-5-20 [3]
20 Yi Ho (ko) 李澔 1968-5-21 1970-12-20 [3]
21 Bae Yeong-ho (ko) 裵泳鎬 1970-12-21 1971-6-3 [3]
22 Sin Jik-su (ko) 申稙秀 1971-6-4 1973-12-2 [3]
Fourth Republic
23 Yi Bong-seong (ko) 李鳳成 1973-12-3 1974-9-17 [3]
24 Hwang San-deok (ko) 黃山德 1974-9-18 1975-12-18 [3]
25 1975-12-19 1976-12-3
26 Yi Seon-jung (ko) 李善中 1976-12-4 1978-12-21 [3]
27 Kim Chi-yeol (ko) 金致烈 1978-12-22 1979-12-13 [3]
28 Baek Sang-gi (ko) 白翔起 1979-12-14 1980-5-21 [3]
29 O Taek-geun (ko) 吳鐸根 1980-5-22 1980-9-1 [3]
30 1980-9-2 1981-4-9
Fifth Republic 31 Yi Jong-won (ko) 李鐘元 1981-4-10 1982-5-20 [3]
32 Jeong Chi-geun (ko) 鄭致根 1982-5-21 1982-6-23 [3]
33 Bae Myeong-in (ko) 裵命仁 1982-6-24 1985-2-18 [3]
34 Kim Seok-hwi (ko) 金錫輝 1985-2-19 1985-7-15 [3]
35 Kim Seong-gi (ko) 金聖基 1985-7-16 1987-5-25 [3]
36 Jeong Hae-chang (ko) 丁海昌 1987-5-26 1988-2-24 [3]
Roh Tae-woo administration
37 1988-2-25 1988-12-4
38 Heo Hyeong-gu (ko) 許亨九 1988-12-5 1990-3-18 [3]
39 Yi Jong-nam (ko) 李種南 1990-3-19 1991-5-26 [3]
40 Kim Gi-chun (ko) 金淇春 1991-5-27 1992-10-8 [3]
41 Yi Jeong-u (ko) 李正雨 1992-10-9 1993-2-25 [3]
Kim Young-sam administration 42 Bak Hui-tae (ko) 朴熺太 1993-2-26 1993-3-7 Resigned due to controversy over daughter's dual nationality[5]
43 Kim Du-hui (ko) 金斗喜 1993-3-8 1994-12-23 [3]
44 An U-man (ko) 安又萬 1994-12-24 1997-3-5 [3]
45 Choe Sang-yeop (ko) 崔相曄 1997-3-6 1997-8-4 [3]
46 Kim Jong-gu (ko) 金鍾求 1997-8-5 1998-3-2 [3]
Kim Dae-jung administration 47 Bak Sang-cheon (ko) 朴相千 1998-3-3 1999-5-23 [3]
48 Kim Tae-jeong (ko) 金泰政 1999-5-24 1999-6-7 [3]
49 Kim Jeong-gil (ko) 金正吉 1999-6-8 2001-5-20 [3]
50 An Dong-su (ko) 安東洙 2001-5-21 2001-5-23 Resigned due to outcry after two days[6]
51 Choe Gyeong-won (ko) 崔慶元 2001-5-24 2002-1-28 [3]
52 Song Jeong-ho (ko) 宋正鎬 2002-1-29 2002-7-10 [3]
53 Kim Jeong-gil (ko) 金正吉 2002-7-11 2002-11-5 [3]
54 Sim Sang-myeong (ko) 沈相明 2002-11-9 2003-2-26 [3]
Roh Moo-hyun administration 55 Kang Kum-sil 康錦實 2003-2-27 2004-7-28 First female Minister of Justice[7]
56 Kim Seung-kew 金昇圭 2004-7-29 2005-6-29 [3]
57 Chun Jung-bae 千正培 2005-6-29 2006-7-26 [3]
58 Kim Seong-ho (ko) 金成浩 2006-8-28 2007-9-3 [3]
59 Jeong Seong-jin (ko) 鄭城鎭 2007-9-4 2008-2-28 [3]
Lee Myung-bak administration 60 Kim Gyeong-han (ko) 金慶漢 2008-2-29 2009-9-29 [3]
61 Yi Gwi-nam (ko) 李貴男 2009-9-30 2011-8-10 [3]
62 Gwon Jae-jin (ko) 權在珍 2011-8-12 2013-3-11 [3]
Park Geun-hye administration 63 Hwang Kyo-ahn 黃敎安 2013-3-11 2015-6-13 [8]
Acting Kim Ju-hyeon (ko) 金周賢 2015-6-13 2015-7-9 [citation needed]
64 Kim Hyeon-ung (ko) 金賢雄 2015-7-9 2016-11-29 [8]
Acting Yi Chang-jae (ko) 李昌宰 2016-11-29 2017-5-21 [citation needed]
Moon Jae-in administration
Acting Yi Geum-ro (ko) 李今魯 2017-5-22 2017-7-18 [citation needed]
65 Bak Sang-gi (ko) 朴相基 2017-7-19 Incumbent [8][9]

See also[]

References[]

  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 "기관연혁 상세정보". National Archives of Korea. 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  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 2018-05-13.
  5. ^ 류정인 (2012-01-11). "'딸 편법입학' 박희태, 또 '부정부패'로 사퇴하나". Media Today. Retrieved 2017-02-19.
  6. ^ 김창혁; 신석호; 이명건 (2001-05-23). "[안법무 사퇴까지 긴박 43시간] '장관이 거짓말을… 포기하자'". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  7. ^ 안길찬 (2003-02-27). "[파격장관] 첫 여성 법무 강금실 장관". Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  8. ^ a b c "법무부장관 연혁". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  9. ^ 민병권 (2017-06-27). "새 법무장관에 박상기 경제정의실천연합 대표 지명". Seoul Economy. Retrieved 2017-11-04.

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