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Day 1. August 28 (Wed.) : DMZ Site Visit: Making Peace at the Site of the Korean Division

Day 2. August 29 (Thu.) : International Forum and Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session Ⅵ

Legislation and Criminal Affairs


Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 14:30 – 18:30 Location The Westin Chosun Seoul (Orchid Room, 2F)
Organizer Korea Legislation Research Institute, Korean Institute of Criminology
Theme Restoration of National Homogeneity between two Koreas and Stabilization of Land Order inside DMZ for Peaceful Co-existence
There are several kinds of important things which have to be achieved in the era of inter-Korean exchange and cooperation. One is the restoration of national homogeneity between North and South Korea, and another is the stabilization of land order inside DMZ for the sustainable development.

In order to restore the national homogeneity, it is imperative to improve the scope and impact of humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable groups in North Korea, expand social, cultural and sports exchanges, resume Mountain Kumgang tourism project and Kaesong Industrial Complex and raise awareness of unification and the importance of inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation among the youth in South Korea.

The whole land in DMZ north of the 38th parallel was nationalized in 1946 by the land revision of North Korea's Government. On the other hand, the ownership of land in DMZ south of the 38th parallel, that is to say, the land in Pa-ju County, Gyeong-gi Province, was scattered and disappeared by the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Beside, there is a substantial probability that the commanders of combatant nations in Korean War might insist on the dominium of some parts of land in DMZ during preparation for Korean Peace Arrangement instead of the present Armistice Agreement.

It is, therefore, urgent mission for Korean People to change the DMZ into a neutral area as a natural monument like the Green Belt in Germany. In respect of stabilization and sustainability, the land in DMZ could not be nationalized or privatized and then should alternatively become the commons, so to speak, the public land like the open space or public surface.


Time Program
14:30 - 15:40 (70‘) Keynote Speeches

“The Justice Equation in Making Peace”

Fernando TRAVESÍ
(Executive Director, International Center for Transitional Justice, U.S.A.)

“The German Green Belt - Environmental, Legal and Managerial Perspectives”

Bernhard SELIGER
(Resident Representative, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, Republic of Korea)
15:40 - 16:00 (20’) Memorial Photo and Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:20 (140‘) Moderator
CHUN Jaekyong
(President, Social Capital Institute, Republic of Korea)

“Realizing Peace Economy through Framework Legislation on Special Economic Zone”

HWANG Seung Hee
(Advisor to the Minister of Unification, The Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea)

“Policy Initiatives for Strengthening Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation”

SOUNG Jea-Hyen
(Research Fellow and Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division, Korean Institute of Criminology, Republic of Korea)

“Stabilization of Land Order inside DMZ through Making the Neutral Commons”

(CEO, Korea National Nature Trust, Republic of Korea)
(International Cooperation Manager, National Nature Trust Korea, Germany)
(Attorney at Law / President, Wave of Peace Institute)
HAN Myung Sup
(Partner / Adjunct Professor, Tongin Law Firm / University of North Korean Studies & Kookmin University, Republic of Korea)
JANG Won-Kyu
(Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law, Korea Legislation Research Institute Republic of Korea)
PARK Hun-Min
(Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law, Korea Legislation Research Institute, Republic of Korea)
18:20 - 18:30 (10‘) Closing