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The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum: Is There a Way Forward?
Date and Time:
July 30, 2014 05:00 pm ~ July 30, 2014 07:00 pm
Location:
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Main Conference Hall at Cyber Building (located at the left side of university main gate)
Speakers:
Greg Scarlatoiu, Ambassador Jung-Hoon Lee, Young-Soon Kim, Dong-Hyuk Shin, Tim A. Peters, and Kwang-Jin Kim
Host Organization:

 

Description:

You are cordially invited to a special lecture organized by2014 International Summer Session at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies called "The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum: Is There a Way Forward?" This event is being held at the Main Conference Hall at Cyber Building, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (located at the left side of university main gate) on July 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The lecture will be hosted by HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu with the keynote speech by ROK government’s Ambassador for Human Rights Jung-Hoon Lee. Speakers will include: 

  1. Young-Soon Kim, Choreographer, Political Prison Camp Survivor
  2. Dong-Hyuk Shin, Political Prison Camp Survivor and Executive Director, Inside North Korea
  3. Tim A. Peters, Founder-Managing Director, Helping Hands Korea (HHK)
  4. Kwang-Jin Kim, Senior Researcher, ROK Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS)/HRNK

North Korea's Long-term Prison-Labor Facility, Kyo-hwa-so No.3, T’osŏng-ni (토성리)
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, and Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Nov 02, 2021

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery and former prisoner interviews to shed light on human suffering in North Korea by monitoring activity at civil and political prison facilities throughout the nation. This study details activity observed during 1968-1977 and 2002-2021 at a prison facility commonly identified by former prisoners and researchers as "Kyo-hwa-so No. 3, T'osŏng-ni" and endeavors to

North Korea’s Political Prison Camp, Kwan-li-so No. 25, Update 3
Joseph Bermudez, Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda M. Oh, & Rosa Park-Toko
Sep 30, 2021

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery and former detainee interviews to shed light on human suffering in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, more commonly known as North Korea) by monitoring activity at political prison facilities throughout the nation. This report provides an abbreviated update to our previous reports on a long-term political prison commonly identified by former prisoners and researchers as Kwan-li-so

North Korea’s Potential Long-Term  Prison-Labor Facility at Sŏnhwa-dong (선화동)
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Park
Aug 26, 2021

Through satellite imagery analysis and witness testimony, HRNK has identified a previously unknown potential kyo-hwa-so long-term prison-labor facility at Sŏnhwa-dong (선화동) P’ihyŏn-gun, P’yŏngan-bukto, North Korea. While this facility appears to be operational and well maintained, further imagery analysis and witness testimony collection will be necessary in order to irrefutably confirm that Sŏnhwa-dong is a kyo-hwa-so.

North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda M. Oh, & Rosa P
Jul 22, 2021

"North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update" is the latest report under a long-term project employing satellite imagery analysis and former political prisoner testimony to shed light on human suffering in North Korea's prison camps.

Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Korea: The Role of the United Nations" is HRNK's 50th report in our 20-year history. This is even more meaningful as David Hawk's "Hidden Gulag" (2003) was the first report published by HRNK. In his latest report, Hawk details efforts by many UN member states and by the UN’s committees, projects and procedures to promote and protect human rights in the DPRK.  The report highlights North Korea’s shifts in its approach

Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. February 25, 2021.  South Africa’s Apartheid and North Korea’s Songbun: Parallels in Crimes against Humanity by Robert Collins underlines similarities between two systematically, deliberately, and thoroughly discriminatory repressive systems. This project began with expert testimony Collins submitted as part of a joint investigation and documentation project scrutinizing human rights violations committed at North Korea’s short-