The Presidential Transition Committee announced today (21st) that President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol will exercise the veto power if the 'examination and overhaul' bill promoted by the Democratic Party of Korea is passed at the National Assembly after the 10th of next month, the date of inauguration of the new government.
Lee Yong-ho, secretary of the transition committee's Political Affairs and Judicial Administration Division, responded to a reporter's question at a press conference in Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu this afternoon, saying, "It seems to me that it is natural to exercise it."
Prior to today's press conference, the transition committee said that it had asked the Ministry of Legislation for opinions on amendments to the Prosecutor's Office Act and the Criminal Procedure Act that fall under the Inspection Completion Act.
In response, the Ministry of Legislation and Legislation suggested that it was 'not only unconstitutional and there is a problem with the coherence of the legal system, but also could set back the human rights of the people and cause confusion in the international criminal justice process,' Lee said.
“When a law is enacted in the National Assembly, it is transferred back to the government, and the Ministry of Legislation checks the consistency and constitutionality of the law,” said Lee.
In a statement read by the secretary, the transition committee said, "There is a possibility that the criminal justice system will be in chaos due to conflicts with numerous laws created on the premise of the prosecutor's investigative authority." It's big," he said.
It is the third time today, following the 13th and 19th, that the transition committee criticized the 'examination and complete law'.
The transition committee said, "The International Criminal Law Mutual Aid Act and the Extradition Act stipulate that the Minister of Justice and the prosecutor are in charge of the investigation under the international criminal law system. said.
He added, "If the Inspection and Completion Act is passed, there is a risk that the damage will extend beyond the domestic market to diplomatic relations due to chaos and setbacks in international criminal and judicial cooperation."
The transition committee said, "The Inspection and Completion Act has the potential to be unconstitutional by reconciling the prosecutor's right to apply for a warrant as stipulated in the Constitution." It is highly likely to infringe on the freedom of
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