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Album Title: HRNK Co-Chair Roberta Cohen on the WilmerHale Hosts Panel on the UN Report on Human Rights Violations in North Korea
Date: April 22, 2014
Location: WilmerHale’s Washington DC Office
Description:

On April 22, WilmerHale’s Washington DC office hosted a panel discussion entitled “Crimes Against Humanity: The UN Report on Human Rights Violations in North Korea” as part of the firm’s Diversity Speaker Series. The discussion focused on North Korea’s human rights violations, outlined in a comprehensive report released in February by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The panel was co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, Washington Foreign Law Society and International Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar.


The panel included Ambassador Robert. R. King, US Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues; John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch; and Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution. Associate David Beraka, a former professional staff member at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, moderated the discussion.

April 22, 2014
HRNK Co-Chair Roberta Cohen on the WilmerHale Hosts Panel speaks on the UN Report on Human Rights Violations in North Korea.
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.

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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-

North Korea's Chŭngsan No. 11 Detention Facility
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Park
Dec 21, 2020

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in the DPRK (more commonly known as North Korea) by monitoring activity at political prison and detention facilities throughout the nation. This study endeavors to both establish a preliminary baseline report and detail activities observed during 2002–2020 at a detention facility variously identified by former prisoners and researchers as the “Chŭngsan No. 11

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019.