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July 30, 2020
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on i24 News on July 30, 2020. 
July 02, 2020
On July 2, 2020, HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu gave a presentation to the Goodwin House residents. The Q&A discussion was led by Al Anderson, Rob Warne, and Walter Lundy. Executive Director Scarlatoiu addressed the nature and dynamics of the Kim dynasty in North Korea. He discussed the Kim regime's fundamental strategic objectives as well as the history and prospects of US-North Korea and inter-Korean diplomacy. Scarlatoiu touched upon current inter-Korean tensions and the response of South Korea's Moon government. He also discussed the prospects for North Korea policy under a second Trump or a Biden administration.
June 17, 2020
On June 17, 2020, HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu moderated a conversation with The Honorable Michael Kirby, former Chief Commissioner of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the DPRK. Justice Kirby and Executive Director Scarlatoiu addressed the post-UN COI state of human rights in North Korea and measures needed to bring about improvement. Please click here to watch on YouTube. 
December 18, 2019
On December 18, 2019, HRNK launched its latest report, "Digital Trenches: North Korea's Information Counter-Offensive" by Martyn Williams. Introductory keynote remarks were given by Ambassador Robert King, Former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues. Martyn Williams, author of "Digital Trenches: North Korea’s Information Counter-Offensive" presented his finding from the report. Discussants included Michael C. Anderson (Major, USMC (ret.)), Thomas Barker (Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice, Foley Hoag LLP and Board Member, HRNK), and David Maxwell (Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Board Member, HRNK). The panel was moderated by Greg Scarlatoiu (Executive Director, HRNK).
May 03, 2019
The families of abducted individuals in North Korea shared their efforts in trying to learn the fate of their loved ones and urged the governments of Japan, South Korea and the U.S. to keep putting pressure on the DPRK. One of the participants was Cindy Warmbier, mother of Otto Warmbier—a college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and released back to the U.S. in a vegetative state and later died. She said the North Korean regime had “no respect for human beings.” A second panel of government officials from the House, Senate and Japanese government discussed the efforts and legislation in place to deal with the North Korean abductions. 
April 26, 2019
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on i24 News Stateside on Friday, April 26, 2019. 
February 06, 2019
i24 News Interviews HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on February 6, 2019 at 9:20 p.m. EST. 
October 29, 2018
Prior to the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the international community underscored the need to raise human rights concerns in negotiations with North Korea. Despite President Trump’s focus on North Korea’s human rights challenges at the State of the Union and notable meetings with North Korean refugees, human rights were seemingly left out of the conversation in Singapore. Since that time, the U.S. government has said little on human rights issues and reports from South Korea indicate that human rights are not a priority there either. The prospect of a second summit between Trump and Kim is an opportunity where the administration can and should express concerns over Kim Jong-un’s egregious human rights track record. Join us for a conversation on how and why raising human rights issues advances U.S. national security objectives.
June 10, 2018
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May 07, 2018
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on CNN on May 7, 2018. 
April 21, 2018
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on Al Jazeera on Saturday, April 21, 2018. 
March 09, 2018
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on i24 News on March 9, 2018. 
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North Korea’s Political Prison Camp, Kwan-li-so No. 14, Update 1
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, and Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Dec 22, 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 political prison facilities throughout the nation. This is the second HRNK satellite imagery report detailing activity observed during 2015 to 2021 at a prison facility commonly identified by former prisoners and researchers as “Kwan-li-so No. 14 Kaech’ŏn” (39.646810, 126.117058) and

North Korea's Long-term Prison-Labor Facility, Kyo-hwa-so No.3, T’osŏng-ni (토성리)
Joseph S Bermudez Jr, Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Tokola
Nov 03, 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 e

North Korea’s Political Prison Camp, Kwan-li-so No. 25, Update 3
Joseph S Bermudez Jr, Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Tokola
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 Park
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-