The Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK is the country’s supreme power organ that represents all its people and exercises legislative power.
The State Affairs Commission of the DPRK is the supreme policy-oriented leadership body of State power that discusses and decides important policies of the State, including those for defence building.
The Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK is the supreme leader of the DPRK. He is the supreme commander of the whole armed forces of the country and commands and directs all its armed forces. He directs the overall affairs of the State and personally guides the work of the State Affairs Commission.
He ratifies or rescinds major treaties concluded with other countries, exercises the right of granting special pardon, proclaims a state of emergency, a state of war and mobilization order within the country, and issues orders.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.
The Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly is the highest organ of State power when the Supreme People’s Assembly is not in session.
The President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly represents the State and receives the credentials and letters of recall of diplomatic representatives accredited by foreign countries.
The Cabinet is the administrative and executive body of State power and organ of overall State administration.
The Premier of the Cabinet represents the Government of the DPRK.
The Cabinet is accountable to the Supreme People’s Assembly and to the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly when the Supreme People’s Assembly is not in session.
The local People’s Assembly is the local organ of State power.
The local People’s Assembly deliberates and approves the local plan for the development of the national economy and the local budget and the reports on their implementation, and adopts measures to observe State laws in the area concerned.
The People’s Committee of a province (or municipality directly under central authority), city (or district) or county exercises the function of the local organ of State power when the People’s Assembly at the corresponding level is not in session and the administrative and executive organ of State power at the corresponding level.
A public prosecutors office is a national organ that supervises the observance and implementation of socialist laws. Investigation and prosecution are conducted by the Central Public Prosecutors Office, the Public Prosecutors Offices of a province (or municipality directly under central authority), city (or district) or county and the Special Public Prosecutors Office.
A court is a national organ that exercises socialist jurisdiction. Justice is administered by the Central Court, the Court of a province (or municipality directly under central authority), the City (or District) or County People’s Courts, and the Special Court. Verdicts are dellvered in the name of the DPRK.
Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea, People’s Committee of North Korea
The Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea was organized on February 8, Juche 35 (1946), right after Korea’s liberation from the Japanese military occupation.
Kim Il Sung made sure that the people themselves organized organs of power of united-front form led by the working class in keeping with their own actual conditions and, on the basis of it, established a central power organ. Under his guidance, local power organs were established, then the ten administrative bureaus of north Korea and, finally, the Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea.
In accordance with the people’s unanimous will and desire he was elected Chairman of the Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea.
On November 3, Juche 35 (1946) a democratic election was held in Korea, the first of its kind in the nation’s history spanning 5 000 years. In February the following year, the People’s Committee of North Korea was set up with Kim Il Sung elected as its Chairman in accordance of the Korean people’s unanimous will.