Section 2. The Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission

Article 100:

The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Article 101:

The term of office of the Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the same as that of the Supreme People’s Assembly.

Article 102:

The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the supreme commander of the whole armed forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and commands and directs all the armed forces of the State.

Article 103:

The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has the following duties and authority to:

  1. direct the overall affairs of the State;
  2. personally guide the work of the National Defense Commission;
  3. appoint or remove key cadres in the field of national defense;
  4. ratify or rescind major treaties concluded with other countries;
  5. exercise the right of granting special pardon;
  6. proclaim a state of emergency, a state of war and mobilization order within the country.

Article 104:

The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea issues orders.

Article 105:

The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is accountable to the Supreme People’s Assembly.
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