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North Korea’s human rights abuses: The crimes of a belligerent state
Date and Time:
March 27, 2017 10:00 am ~ March 27, 2017 03:40 pm
Location:
AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Virginia Bennett, US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI Joanna Hosaniak, Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights H. E. Ahn Ho-Young, Republic of Korea ambassador to the United States; Sung Han Kim, former Republic of Korea vice minister of foreign affairs; Taehyo Kim, Sungkyunkwan University; Robert King, former US special envoy on North Korean human rights; Michael Kirby, former justice of the High Court of Australia; Jung-Hoon Lee, Republic of Korea ambassador for North Korean human rights; David Maxwell, Georgetown University; Committee for Human Rights in North Korea; William Newcomb, 38 North; Yeo Sang Yoon, Database Center for North Korean Human Rights; Greg Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea; Joshua Stanton, One Free Korea
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North Korea’s human rights abuses: The crimes of a belligerent state

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM–3:40 PM

Lunch will be served.

AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036

For US policy, defending human rights in North Korea is not only a moral imperative but also an essential element to reducing the regime’s threats to the rest of the world.

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Pyongyang is the world’s worst human rights violator, and yet, the Kim regime’s behavior at home cannot be dismissed as an isolated threat far from America’s shores, as North Korea’s latest atrocities abroad — overseas assassinations, rocket launches, and nuclear threats — demonstrate. For US policy, defending human rights in North Korea is not only a moral imperative but also an essential element to reducing the danger the regime poses to the world.

Please join AEI, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and the Yonsei Center for Human Liberty on March 27 — the third anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights report on North Korea — for an expert update on the human rights situation in North Korea and a discussion of how Washington and its allies in the region can seek to improve it.

 

PARTICIPANTS

Virginia Bennett, US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI

Joanna Hosaniak, Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights

H. E. Ahn Ho-Young, Republic of Korea ambassador to the United States

Sung Han Kim, former Republic of Korea vice minister of foreign affairs

Taehyo Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Robert King, former US special envoy on North Korean human rights

Michael Kirby, Former Chief, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

Jung-Hoon Lee, Republic of Korea ambassador for North Korean human rights

David Maxwell, Georgetown University; Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

William Newcomb, 38 North

Myung-hyun Ko, Asan Institute of Policy Studies

Greg Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Joshua Stanton, One Free Korea

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For more information, please contact Cecilia Joy Perez at Cecilia.joyperez@aei.org, 202.862.7190.

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