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North Korea: The Human Rights and Security Nexus
Date and Time:
February 19, 2016 08:30 am ~ February 19, 2016 06:00 pm
Location:
2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE CENTER CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 1616 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036
Speakers:
Michael Kirby, Marzuki Darusman, Sonja Biserko, Signe Poulsen, Robert King
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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

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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 formulate practical solutions. A distinguished assembly of speakers and panel discussants will gather at CSIS, including:
 

Michael Kirby
Chair, United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea
Former Justice of the Australian High Court

Sonja Biserko
President, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
Member, United Nations Committee of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea


Marzuki Darusman (invited)
UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation on Human Rights in the DPRK 
Member, United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea


Signe Poulsen
Head, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Seoul

Robert King
Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, U.S. Department of State
 

 

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