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Kyu Won Kim
Kyu Won Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2018
Christine Kim
Christine Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2018
Hangyun Kim
Hangyun Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2018 ~ Fall 2018
Veenit Singh
Veenit Singh
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Nick Chun
Nick Chun
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Jack Maerz
Jack Maerz
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Lauren Jackson
Lauren Jackson
Legal Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Hyung Seung Ko
Hyung Seung Ko
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Do Yun Kim
Do Yun Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Sohee Ha
Sohee Ha
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Summer 2018
Hyungjun Yu
Hyungjun Yu
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Do Hyun Kim
Do Hyun Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Summer 2018
Emma Stubblefield
Emma Stubblefield
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Jinny Ahn
Jinny Ahn
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Summer 2018
Jun Young (James) Park
Jun Young (James) Park
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Ayoung Kang
Ayoung Kang
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Winter 2017
Grace Kan
Grace Kan
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Chloe Pulfer
Chloe Pulfer
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Winter 2017
John Park
John Park
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Jihye Lee
Jihye Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2017 ~ Winter 2017
Huiwon Yun
Huiwon Yun
Legal Research Intern
Summer 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Sabrina He
Sabrina He
Research Intern
Summer 2017 ~ Winter 2017
Hyerang Lee
Hyerang Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Marina Booth
Marina Booth
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Lisa Lee
Lisa Lee
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Kayla (Yeo-Eun) Yoon
Kayla (Yeo-Eun) Yoon
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Yeon Jee Lee
Yeon Jee Lee
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Yezi Liu
Yezi Liu
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Seth Warnick
Seth Warnick
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Siyeal Lee
Siyeal Lee
Research Intern
Winter 2016 ~ Summer 2017
Nuri Kim
Nuri Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2016
Mathew Ha
Mathew Ha
Research Intern
Winter 2016 ~ Spring 2017
Inhye Hwang
Inhye Hwang
Legal Research Intern
Winter 2016
Gowun Yoon
Gowun Yoon
Legal Research Intern
Winter 2016
Hanmin Sohn
Hanmin Sohn
Legal Research Intern
Winter 2016
Eric Yoon
Eric Yoon
Research Intern
Winter 2016
Suvin Kim
Suvin Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2016 ~ Spring 2017
Dacia Pajé
Dacia Pajé
Research Intern
Fall 2016 ~ Winter 2017
Ivy Euihwa Choe
Ivy Euihwa Choe
Research Intern
Fall 2016
Soohyun Chang
Soohyun Chang
Research Intern
Summer 2016 ~ Winter 2016
Jiwon Kim
Jiwon Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Kasey Buecheler
Kasey Buecheler
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Chloe Sherliker
Chloe Sherliker
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Xingxin Zhang
Xingxin Zhang
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Elizabeth Chu
Elizabeth Chu
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Amanda Won
Amanda Won
Research Intern
Summer 2016 ~ Fall 2016
Lauren McBroom
Lauren McBroom
Research Intern
Spring 2016 ~ Summer 2016
Chris Buchman
Chris Buchman
Research Intern
Spring 2016 ~ Summer 2016
Micah Hansen
Micah Hansen
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Jason Bartlett
Jason Bartlett
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Liz Cheek
Liz Cheek
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Summer 2016
Natalia Slavney
Natalia Slavney
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Hyebin Jeon
Hyebin Jeon
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Summer 2016
Caitlin White
Caitlin White
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Caroline Welling
Caroline Welling
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Jin Yoo
Jin Yoo
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Suejung Kim
Suejung Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2015
Ho-Young Kim
Ho-Young Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Suhwan (Alma) Seo
Suhwan (Alma) Seo
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Allison Kim
Allison Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Grace Wright
Grace Wright
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Brian Delmolino
Brian Delmolino
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Ha Lim (Daniel) Choi
Ha Lim (Daniel) Choi
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Grace Lee
Grace Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Christopher Motola
Christopher Motola
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Song-Yee Kwon
Song-Yee Kwon
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Eun-Kyung Woo
Eun-Kyung Woo
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Fall 2015
Hee Jong Choi
Hee Jong Choi
Research Intern
Summer 2015
Angie Liao
Angie Liao
Research Intern
Summer 2015
Eun Si Lee
Eun Si Lee
Legal Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Dam Young Hong
Dam Young Hong
Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Eun-soo (Jackie) Kim
Eun-soo (Jackie) Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Min Baek
Min Baek
Legal Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Minjin Hwang
Minjin Hwang
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Eunjung (Joanna) Choe
Eunjung (Joanna) Choe
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Winter 2015
John (Jung Huan) Kim
John (Jung Huan) Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Robert Kang
Robert Kang
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Jamie Lee
Jamie Lee
Research Intern
Winter 2014
Paige Fisk
Paige Fisk
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Jihyang Diana Kim
Jihyang Diana Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Summer 2015
Damon Kim
Damon Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Spencer Phillips
Spencer Phillips
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Fall 2015
Minah Je
Minah Je
Research Intern
Fall 2014
Camilla Gullbrekken
Camilla Gullbrekken
Research Intern
Fall 2014
Si-Ryoung Kim
Si-Ryoung Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Spring 2015
W. Lonnie Ding-Everson
W. Lonnie Ding-Everson
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Joey Dahl
Joey Dahl
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Min Jung Kim
Min Jung Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Yoonhee Jeong
Yoonhee Jeong
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Shawn Lee
Shawn Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Fall 2014
Aleksander Arquines
Aleksander Arquines
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Madeline Purkerson
Madeline Purkerson
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Jeonghyun Kang
Jeonghyun Kang
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Janice Lee
Janice Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2014
David Nahm
David Nahm
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Youngchan Kim
Youngchan Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Kate Dolgenos
Kate Dolgenos
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Henri Mattila
Henri Mattila
Research Intern
Spring 2014 ~ Summer 2014
Doug Choi
Doug Choi
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Fall 2014
Seunghee Ma
Seunghee Ma
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Angella Kim
Angella Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
KiHoon Kim
KiHoon Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Summer 2014
YeonMi Park
YeonMi Park
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Il-Soon Kim
Il-Soon Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Robert Michael Hicks
Robert Michael Hicks
Research Intern
Winter 2013
Andrew Ahn
Andrew Ahn
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
SongHee Song
SongHee Song
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Ji Eun Lee
Ji Eun Lee
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Winter 2013
Sook-jin Kim
Sook-jin Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Anne Gulbrandsen
Anne Gulbrandsen
Research Intern
Fall 2013
Esther Hur
Esther Hur
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Yoonhye Choi
Yoonhye Choi
Research Intern
Summer 2013 ~ Fall 2013
Sol Lim
Sol Lim
Research Intern and Office Manager
Summer 2013 ~ Winter 2013
Myunghoon (Hoonie) Kim
Myunghoon (Hoonie) Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2013
Yu Bin (Paul) Kim
Yu Bin (Paul) Kim
Research Intern and Office Manager
Summer 2013 ~ Fall 2013
Sei Young (Tanya) Yoon
Sei Young (Tanya) Yoon
Research Intern
Summer 2013
Maureen Brown
Maureen Brown
Research Intern
Summer 2013
Samantha Barney
Samantha Barney
Volunteer ESL Instructor
Summer 2013 ~ Winter 2016
Il-kuk (Evan) Kim
Il-kuk (Evan) Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Cait Stadler
Cait Stadler
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Megan Lee
Megan Lee
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Sung-chul Kim
Sung-chul Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Bomi Im
Bomi Im
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Saetbyeol Lily Kim
Saetbyeol Lily Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Andrea Larsen Torjussen
Andrea Larsen Torjussen
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Yongsun Jin
Yongsun Jin
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Gyeore Lee
Gyeore Lee
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Soojung Christy Sung
Soojung Christy Sung
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Mai Hayano
Mai Hayano
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
Research Intern and Media Monitor
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Matt Parsons
Matt Parsons
Social Media Coordinator
Winter 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Grace Choi
Grace Choi
Research Intern
Fall 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Rachel Stein
Rachel Stein
Research Intern
Fall 2012
Brian Kim
Brian Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Danhi Santana
Danhi Santana
Events Coordinator
Fall 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Yeiser Kim
Yeiser Kim
Research Intern and Translator
Summer 2012 ~ Fall 2012
Jana Johnson
Jana Johnson
Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Dave Zeglen
Dave Zeglen
Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Miran Song
Miran Song
Research Intern and Translator
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Yena Seo
Yena Seo
Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Arim Jenny Kim
Arim Jenny Kim
Research Intern and Media Monitor
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Bryce Kobayashi
Bryce Kobayashi
Research Intern and Congressional Liaison
Summer 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Daniel Aum
Daniel Aum
Legal Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Dong Keun Lee
Dong Keun Lee
Legal Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Rachel Jung
Rachel Jung
Research Intern and Events Coordinator
Summer 2012
Ted Jackson
Ted Jackson
Research Intern
Summer 2012
YiYi He
YiYi He
Research Intern and Chinese Media Monitor
Summer 2012 ~ Fall 2012
Joey (Yongshik) Yoon
Joey (Yongshik) Yoon
Intern
Summer 2012
Hyungchang Lee
Hyungchang Lee
Research Intern, Editor, and Office Manager
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba
Research Intern and Congressional Outreach
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Jae Yong Kim
Jae Yong Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Mai Anna Pressley
Mai Anna Pressley
Research Intern and Events Coordinator
Winter 2011 ~ Spring 2012
James Do
James Do
Research Intern
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Haegun Chung
Haegun Chung
Research Intern
Winter 2011 ~ Spring 2012
Glara Park
Glara Park
West Coast Intern Liason
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2013
Channy Kim
Channy Kim
Office Manager and Korean Language Social Media Specialist
Fall 2011 ~ Winter 2011
Minbeom Lee
Minbeom Lee
IT Manager
Fall 2011 ~ Spring 2012
Grace Oh
Grace Oh
Research Intern, Intern Coordinator, Media Monitoring and Englis
Fall 2011 ~ Winter 2011
Suzanne Riopel
Suzanne Riopel
Fall 2011
Maria Kim
Maria Kim
Spring 2011 ~ Fall 2011
Geena An
Geena An
Spring 2011 ~ Fall 2011
David Park
David Park
Winter 2010 ~ Spring 2011
Caleb Dependahl
Caleb Dependahl
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Jason Keller
Jason Keller
Fall 2010 ~ Spring 2011
Jiwon Choo
Jiwon Choo
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Joohee Kim
Joohee Kim
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Kazunori Koyama
Kazunori Koyama
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Samantha Latizia
Samantha Latizia
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Su Park
Su Park
Fall 2010
Yonsoo Philip Kang
Yonsoo Philip Kang
Summer 2010
Purun Cheong
Purun Cheong
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Sahrang Kim
Sahrang Kim
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Isaiah Joo
Isaiah Joo
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Min Kyu Kim
Min Kyu Kim
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Harald Olsen
Harald Olsen
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Haesun Jang
Haesun Jang
Fall 2009 ~ Fall 2011
Chan Yang Praise Choi
Chan Yang Praise Choi
Fall 2009 ~ Winter 2009
Nicholas Rodman
Nicholas Rodman
Fall 2009 ~ Winter 2009
Ali Nahm
Ali Nahm
Summer 2009
David Moon
David Moon
Summer 2009
Andrew Kim
Andrew Kim
Summer 2009
Narae Yim
Narae Yim
Winter 2008 ~ Spring 2009
Heesung Chung LL.M
Heesung Chung LL.M
Senior Intern and Legal Intern
Winter 2008 ~ Spring 2009

THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY DEC. 19, 2018. Denied from the Start: Human Rights at the Local Level in North Korea is a comprehensive study of how North Korea’s Kim regime denies human rights for each and every citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In doing so, this report examines human rights denial policies and practices. Local institutions are responsible for this denial at the schools, housing units, workplaces, and beyon

In this submission, HRNK focuses its attention on the DPRK’s—  1. System of political imprisonment, wherein a multitude of human rights violations are evidenced, including enforced disappearance, amounting to crimes against humanity.  2. Restrictions on freedom of movement, affecting women in particular, as evidenced in sexual violence, human trafficking, and arbitrary detention.  3. Policy of social and political discrimination, known as “so

From Cradle to Grave: The Path of North Korean Innocents
Robert Collins and Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Nov 13, 2017

This paper draws on existing research and Robert Collins’ previous work to explain the ideological basis and institutional structure of the Kim regime’s rule of terror, with an emphasis on the political prison camps. It is intended to provide a brief overview of how North Korea’s party-state controls every individual’s life from the cradle to the grave through relentless indoctrination, surveillance, and punishment. Specifically, it seeks to answer the following questions: What so

The Parallel Gulag: North Korea's
David Hawk with Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Oct 26, 2017

In this book, David Hawk provides never-before-seen imagery of labor re-education camps, both suspected and confirmed. He reveals a parallel network of prisons controlled by the DPRK’s Ministry of People’s Security (An-jeon-bu). These revelations suggest the imposition of degrees of suffering even more pervasive than the UN COI described in 2014. Although these labor camps might be described as “ordinary prisons”, there is nothing “ordinary” in the treatment of those i

North Korea Camp No. 25 Update 2
Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Andy Dinville, and Mike Eley
Nov 29, 2016

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #3f5864} span.s1 {font: 5.0px Helvetica} As part of a joint undertaking with HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, more commonly known as North Korea), AllSource Analysis has been monitoring activity at political prison facilities throughout North Korea. This report details activity observed during the past

North Korea: Flooding at Kyo-hwa-so No. 12, Jongo-ri
Greg Scarlatoiu and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
Sep 16, 2016

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), a non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC and AllSource Analysis, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, have conducted a satellite imagery-based rapid assessment of flood damage at Kyo-hwa-so No. 12, Jongo-ri in Hamgyŏng-bukto, North Korea. Thousands of political prisoners are held in this re-education prison labor camp together with common offenders.