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Album Title: U.S. Policy Toward North Korea: The Case for Instituting a More Effective Human Rights-Centric Approach
Date: October 27, 2015
Location: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium,Washington, DC
Description:

Panel I: Human Rights in North Korea Today

Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu (Executive Director, HRNK)

Panelists: 

  • Robert Herman (Vice President for Regional Programs, Freedom House)
  • Ambassador Lee Jung-Hoon (Ambassador for Human Rights, Republic of Korea)
  • Ambassador Robert King (Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Department of State)
  • John Sifton (Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch)
  • Grace Jo (North Korean Defector, NK in USA)

Panel III: Accountability for Human Rights Violations

Moderator: Roberta Cohen (Co-Chair Emeritus, HRNK & Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution)

Panelists: 

  • Param-Preet Singh (Senior Counsel, Human Rights Watch)
  • David Scheffer (Director, Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law)
  • Morse Tan (Associate Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law)
  • David Tolbert (President, International Center for Transitional Justice)
October 27, 2015
Panel I: Human Rights in North Korea Today Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu (Executive Director, HRNK) Panelists:  Robert Herman (Vice President for Regional Programs, Freedom House) Ambassador Lee Jung-Hoon (Ambassador for Human Rights, Republic of Korea) Ambassador Robert King (Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Department of State) John Sifton (Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch) Grace Jo (North Korean Defector, NK in USA)
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-

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.