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President taps acting chief justice as new head of Constitutional Court

문 대통령, 헌법재판소장에 김이수 헌법재판관 지명

President taps acting chief justice as new head of Constitutional Court

 

President Moon Jae-in on Friday tapped an incumbent Constitutional Court justice serving as acting chief as its new chief justice.

 

Kim Yi-su, the nominee, "has a strong will to protect human rights, and has been paying attention to various opinions regarding society, consistently offering minority opinions aimed at protecting the rights of the socially weak," President Moon said in a press briefing.

 

"I also believe he is the right person to stably run the court as he is already working as an acting chief justice," the president added.

 

Moon said that his press conference to personally announce his nomination of Kim was aimed at showing his respect and courtesy to who will lead the country's highest court.

 

"I hope the parliamentary hearing and other processes will be quickly completed so the vacancy at the Constitutional Court will be filled in the near future," he added.

 

When asked about the tenure of the new chief justice, the president said the issue needed to be discussed with the parliament, but said he understood Kim's tenure as a chief justice should be the remainder of his tenure as a justice.

 

Kim's six-year tenure is set to end on Sept. 14, 2018.

 

If appointed, the 64-year-old will replace Park Han-chul, who retired in late January amid the court's review of the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye as his six-year term expired.

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