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July 26, 2016
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May 26, 2016
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) ​cordially invites you to the launch of our new report:  ​        GULAG, INC. The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea's Export Industries by Kim Kwang-jin Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:30a.m. – 11:00a.m. The National Press Club ​Holeman Lounge 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC 20045 Presenter: Kim Kwang-jin Author, Gulag, Inc.: The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea's Export Industries Discussants:  David Asher Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security Roberta Cohen Co-chair Emeritus, HRNK Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution William Newcomb Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Moderator:  Greg Scarlatoiu Executive Director, HRNK About the Author As non-resident fellow at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Mr. Kim Kwang-jin is an invaluable experienced resource shedding light into the darkest corners of the North Korean regime‘s secret and illegal international financial operations. His revelations have saved re-insurance companies tens of millions of dollars and brought an end to an important metho
March 30, 2016
The Korea Club on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 featured Joshua Stanton who gave a presentation entitled "North Korea Sanctions & Po
February 19, 2016
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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 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE CENTER CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 1616 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036 Registration link Confirmed RSVPs are required for admittance.   Please join us for a special gathering of policymakers, opinion leaders, and stakeholders on the topic of North Korean human rights and the nexus with security issues. This full-day gathering commemorates the two-year anniversary of the publication of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report and subsequent UN action to address North Korea's human rights violations. Featured speakers and panelists will discuss accountability for North Korean human rights abuses, feature new data and research, examine the link between human and national security, and investigate policy prospects for 2016 as we seek to deepen understanding of the human condition in North Korea and formulat
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
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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-