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Human Rights in North Korea: An Address by Michael Kirby
Date and Time:
April 14, 2014 03:00 pm ~ April 14, 2014 04:30 pm
Location:
Brookings Institution Falk Auditorium 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Speakers:
Ted Piccone (Acting Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy), Richard C. Bush III (Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies), The Honorable Michael Kirby (Chair, United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea), Marcus Noland Executive Vice (President and Director of Research Peterson Institute for International Economics), and Roberta Cohen (Co-Chair, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea)
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Description:

In March 2013, the 47 member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution to establish a commission of inquiry on human rights in North Korea. With a mandate to investigate “the systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights” in North Korea, the commission conducted public hearings and private interviews, and collected information from U.N. member states and entities. The commission submitted its report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in March 2014, finding that “in many instances, the violations found entailed crimes against humanity based on state policies." 

On April 14, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) will host an address by Michael Kirby, chair of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea (COI), to present its findings and recommendations. Following the keynote address, Marcus Noland of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and an HRNK board member, will comment on the COI report and discuss policy implications for the United Nations and its member states, and possible impact on North Korea and its people. 

After the panel, the speakers will take audience questions.

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