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Album Title: Panel discussion on DPRK - 16th Meeting 30th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
Date: September 21, 2015
Location: Geneva

Chair: H.E. Mr. Joachim Ruecker, President of the Human Rights Council 
Moderator: Mr. Michael Kirby, former Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

•    Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
•    Mr. David Hawk, scholar and researcher 
•    Mr. Koichiro Iizuka, Vice Secretary-General, Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
•    Ms. Kwon Eun-kyoung representing the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

- 16th Plenary Meeting 30th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. 

HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.) 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (Concerned Country), Mr. Myong Nam Choe 
Japan, Mr. Shoichiro Ishikawa
European Union, Mr. Peter Sorensen
Ireland, Ms. Nuala Ní Mhuircheartaigh
Albania, Ms. Filloreta Kodra
Cuba, Ms. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo
Germany, Mr. Frank Jarasch
United States of America, Mr. Robert R. King
Latvia, Mr. Janis Karklins
China, Ms. Wang Ying
Norway, Mr. Paul Bjordal
France, Ms. Elisabeth Laurin
Czech Republic, Mr. Daniel Hic
Liechtenstein, Mr. Peter Matt 
United Nations Watch, Ms. Yeonmi Park
Human Rights Watch, Ms. Balkees Jarrah
New Zealand, Mr. Carl Reaich
Poland, Ms. Agnieszka Karpinska
Netherlands, Mr. Roderick van Schreven
Costa Rica, Ms. Elayne Whyte
Australia, Mr. John Quinn
Austria, Mr. Karl Prummer
Republic of Korea, Mr. Ahn Youngjip
Lithuania, Mr. Rytis Paulauskas
Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Abdulmaola Al Nuqari
Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Kondratyev
Estonia, Mr. Jaanus Kirikmae
Slovenia, Mr. Vojislav Suc
Conscience and Peace Tax International, Mr. Chrisophe Barbey
World Evangelical Alliance, Mr. Hengellar Albert
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Edgardo Peña 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr. Julian Braith Waite
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Mohammad Zareian
Portugal, Ms. Ana Helena Pinheiro Marques
Spain, Mr.Luis Angel Redondo
Canada, Ms. Catherine Godin
Belarus, Ms. Inna Vasilevskaya
Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mr. Thongphane Savanphet
Slovakia, Ms. Sona Danová
Belgium, Mr. Karl Dhaene

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-