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February 19, 2016
Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), the George W. Bush Institute, theYonsei Center for Human Liberty, and the National Endowment for Democracy invite you to Save the Date for a special event: North Korea: The Human Rights and Security Nexus   Friday, February 19, 2016
February 09, 2016
Presenter:  Robert Collins Author, Pyongyang Republic: North Korea's Capital of Human Rights Denial Moderator:  Nicholas Eberstadt Board Member, HRNK
December 18, 2015
New York City, December 16, 2015 – Aardvark Alley Films is pleased to announce the upcoming work-in-progress screening of PLAYING FRISBEE IN NORTH KOREA, December 18th, 2015 at 10:30 am at the United Nations. The screening is sponsored by the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA). A Q&A will follow the 35 minute excerpt of the film with filmmaker Savanna Washington,  Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, D.C. and Kim Hyeongsoo, a high ranking North Korean defector, who worked for 6 years at the Institute for Health and Longevity, the government agency that is responsible for Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung Il’s healthcare.  For more information, please click here. 
December 01, 2015
Join the Giving Tuesday movement with HRNK on December 1, 2015 to show your support for spreading awareness about the human rights issues in North Korea. Submit your photos holding up your reason for supporting HRNK to [email protected] by December 1 to be featured in our Giving Tuesday album on social media. Click here to print your poster and fill in your reason for supporting HRNK.  Please see an example below:  Donate now to HRNK. ​
November 16, 2015
September 18, 2015
    The Hidden Gulag IV Gender Repression & Prisoner Disappearances & Camp 15 Imagery Update Friday, September 18, 2015 9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. Also Featuring  No Chain: The Association of North Korean Political Victims and Their Families Knight Studio at the Newseum
June 25, 2015
THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON KOREAN STUDIES Jointly with
June 23, 2015
April 27, 2015
Introductory Remarks:  Suzanne Scholte President, North Korea Freedom Coalition Vice-Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, HRNK Presenter:  Joshua Stanton Author, Arsenal of Terror: North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism Discussants:  Nicholas Eberstadt Harry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute Board of Directors, HRNK     Marcus Noland Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Peterson Institute for International Economics Board of Directors, HRNK Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu Executive Director, HRNK Space is limited. Please RSVP to Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs, at [email protected] by Thursday, April 23, 2015. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Complimentary copies of the report will
February 25, 2015
This event, hosted by The War Crimes Research Office will feature David Mandel-Anthony, Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of Global Criminal Justice of the U.S. Department of State, leading the discussion. For more information, please see the attached flyer, and RSVP to [email protected]
February 17, 2015
The CSIS Office of the Korea Chair, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Yonsei University Center for Human Liberty invite you to a special conversation:   North Korean Human Rights: The Road Ahead Tuesday, February 17, 2015
February 03, 2015
November 11, 2014
HRNK, NYU School of Law, the Hurford Foundation, CFR's Winston Lord Roundtable on US Foreign Policy and the Rule of Law in Asia, Humanity in Action, and The New York Democracy Forum will co-sponsor an event on November 11, 2014 at the NYU School of Law's Greenberg Lounge from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Speakers will include Jerome Cohen, Greg Scarlatoiu, Stephen Bosworth, Charles Armstrong, Myung-Soo Lee, Roberta Cohen, Melanie Kirkpatrick, Philip Alston, David Hawk, Ryan Goodman, Donald Gregg, and Winston Lord. 
October 17, 2014
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and the Korea Economic Institute of America Present:   The North Korea Human Rights Act: A Decade Later
July 30, 2014
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:  Young-Soon Kim, Choreographer, Political Prison Camp Survivor Dong-Hyuk Shin, Political Prison Camp Survivor and Executive Director, Inside North Korea Tim A. Peters, Founder-Managing Director, Helping Hands Korea (HHK) Kwang-Jin Kim, Senior Researcher, ROK Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS)/HRNK
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EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019.

North Korea’s Long-term Re-education through Labor Camp (Kyo-hwa-so) No. 4 at Kangdong
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, an
Jun 20, 2019

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in North Korea by monitoring activity at prison facilities throughout the nation. This study details activity observed during the past 15 years at a prison facility identified by escapees and researchers as “Kyo-hwa-so No. 4, Kangdong” (39.008838° 126.153277°) and endeavors to establish a preliminary baseline report of the facility.

North Korea’s Long-term Re-education through Labor Camp (Kyo-hwa-so)  at Pokchŏng-ni
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, an
May 29, 2019

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in North Korea by monitoring activity at political prison facilities throughout the nation. This study details activity observed during the past 14 years at a prison facility that is provisionally being identified as the Pokchŏng-ni Kyo-hwa-so (39.001730 126.055616) and endeavors to establish a preliminary baseline report of the facility.

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.