Establishment of ‘Severe Disaster Advisory Organization’

▲ Minister of Justice Park Beom-gye visits the site of the collapse of the HDC Hyundai Industrial Development Apartments in Hwajeong-dong, Seo-gu, Gwangju on the afternoon of the 21st and gives an explanation. KBS Gwangju News Capture

The Ministry of Justice withdrew its plan to appoint a major disaster expert to the prosecutor’s office and decided to set up an advisory body related to major disasters in the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office instead. It is interpreted as taking into consideration Prosecutor General Oh-su Kim’s public dissenting opinion.

The Ministry of Justice announced on the 21st that “the procedure for the appointment of new prosecutors at the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office for the selection of experts on serious accidents and labor rights will be suspended.” On the 17th, the Ministry of Justice opened a public offering for new appointments of the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (Prosecutor General) in the field of industrial accidents and labor human rights. The application was due to close on the 21st. However, Minister of Justice Park Beom-gye and President Kim had a dinner meeting the day before and agreed to suspend the appointment of outsiders.

Instead, Minister Park was reported to have agreed with President Kim on the idea of ​​creating an advisory body related to major disasters at the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. An outside person serves as the chairperson and is in charge of effective initial investigation plans, discovering practical sentencing factors, and researching and developing legal principles for new risks.

President Kim is known to have promised effective implementation of the advisory body’s recommendations. In addition, it was decided to strengthen the prosecution’s capacity for serious accidents and labor human rights by nurturing prosecutors with high professionalism and sensitivity in labor human rights.

Minister Park visited the site of the collapse of the HDC Hyundai Industrial Development Apartment construction in Hwajeong-dong, Seo-gu, Gwangju on the afternoon of the 21st and said, “The innovative plan will be implemented through the creation of an advisory body under the direct control of the Prosecutor General and the direct implementation of the recommendations.” said. He added, “The reason why serious accidents do not stop is that the punishment is flimsy.

Reference-www.labortoday.co.kr

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