Greg Scarlatoiu is Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, D.C., tasked with researching and reporting as well as conducting educational and outreach programs. An experienced lecturer on North Korean human rights, political security and economic issues on the Korean peninsula, Scarlatoiu has appeared as an expert witness at three Congressional hearings on North Korean human rights. Scarlatoiu was formerly Director of Public Affairs and Business Issues of the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) in Washington, D.C. He has eighteen years of Korean and English language broadcasting experience for TV and radio stations including Radio Free Asia, Korea Broadcasting System, Hyundai Broadcasting System and Arirang TV. For eleven years, he has been authoring and broadcasting the weekly Scarlatoiu Column to North Korea, for Radio Free Asia. Intimately familiar with Korea and Northeast Asia, Scarlatoiu has over six years’ experience in international development consulting, having delivered field technical assistance under missions funded by USAID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He has conducted eleven annual surveys of compliance with International Labor Organization (ILO) core Conventions in the Republic of Korea. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, Tufts University ; and an MA and BA from Seoul National University, Department of International Relations. He is fluent in Korean, French and Romanian.
Sabina E. Silkworth is the Accounting Consultant at HRNK. Mrs. Silkworth has been with the Committee since its inception in October 2001. She has over 25 years of experience in the accounting and non-profit field. A Washington, D.C. native, Mrs. Silkworth graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in Financial Management and Summa Cum Laude from George Washington University with a Master of Accountancy. She is married, has four kids, and resides in Maryland.
Rosa Park has an M.A. in International Politics from American University's School of International Service, an M.A. in Korean Studies from Korea University, and a B.A. in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service with a minor in Graphic Design. At the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, she has completed editorial and graphic design work on The Hidden Gulag Second Edition, Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea’s Social Classification System, Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment: An Examination of the North Korean Police State, North Korea’s Hidden Gulag: Interpreting Reports of Changes in the Prison Camps, Illicit: North Korea’s Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency, and satellite imagery reports by AllSource Analysis. Continuing work on future publications, she is also involved in conference planning and execution. She has worked on outreach both inside and outside of Washington D.C., co-hosting with organizations, such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Korea Economic Institute, the Illinois Holocaust Memorial and Museum, the Jacob Blaustein Institute, and many more.
Amanda Mortwedt Oh is a licensed attorney whose research focuses on North Korea and human rights law. Since joining HRNK, she authored a report that was submitted to the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in North Korea on behalf of HRNK and assisted HRNK’s co-chair, Dr. Roberta Cohen, with her expert testimony on the “gender dimension” of North Korean women in detention. Amanda is the author of a book chapter for World Without Genocide and published a law journal article about human rights law and accountability in Cambodia. She holds a Master of Laws in International Law degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she studied “North Korean State and Society” and wrote a thesis on North Korea and transitional justice. Amanda is also currently an attorney in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps.
Raymond Ha graduated with a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University. He first became engaged in North Korean human rights issues while interning at the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights and further pursued his interest by serving as president of Princeton's NKHR student group. He decided to join HRNK not only to learn more about the complex politics surrounding North Korea, but also to become directly involved in the effort to improve the human rights situation there at a time when the issues continue to gain significant momentum amongst the international community. During his time at HRNK, he also hopes to gain insight into democracy, development, and human rights.
On April 27, 2015, HRNK releases their report, Arsenal of Terror: North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism by Joshua Stanton at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Please click here to view the press release.