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Expert Meeting: U.S. and ROK Policy toward North Korean Human Rights
Date and Time:
December 16, 2016 09:00 am ~ December 16, 2016 09:30 am
Location:
National Press Club First Amendment Lounge 13th Floor Main Level 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20045
Speakers:
Greg Scarlatoiu, Sung-Ho Lee, Justice Michael Kirby, Nam-geun Yoo, His Excellency Jong-yil Ra, William J. Newcomb, Joshua Stanton, The Honorable Roberta Cohen, Suzanne Scholte, Mark Manyin, and The Honorable Robert R. King
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The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)
and the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) ​cordially invite you to: 

​Expert Meeting: U.S. and ROK Policy toward North Korean Human Rights

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Friday, December 16, 2016
9:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.
The National Press Club
​First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
 
Simultaneous Korean and English translation, coffee, tea, breakfast pastries, and lunch will be provided.

 

AGENDA

9:00a.m.–9:30a.m. | Registration

9:30a.m.–9:35a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK

9:35a.m.–9:40a.m. | Opening Remarks
Sung-ho Lee, Chairperson, NHRCK

9:40a.m.–9:50a.m. | Congratulatory Remarks
Justice Michael Kirby, Former Chief, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in
the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

9:50a.m.–10:00a.m. | Special Remarks
The Honorable Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights,
and Labor

10:00a.m.–11:00a.m. | Panel 1: Sanctions on Human Rights Abusers in North Korea
Moderator: 
​Namgeun Yoon, Chair of the Special Committee for North Korean Human
Rights, NHRCK
Speakers:
Justice Michael Kirby, Former Chief, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
His Excellency Jong Yil Ra, Former ROK Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Japan
William J. Newcomb, US Korea Institute
Joshua Stanton, One Free Korea

11:00a.m.–11:10a.m. | Coffee break

11:10a.m.–12:10p.m. | Panel 2:  South Korea and U.S. North Korean human Rights Policies Review and Prospects

Moderator: 
Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK
Speakers:
The Honorable Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus, HRNK
Wee-son Han, Member of Special Committee for North Korean Human Rights, NHRCK
Suzanne Scholte, Co-Vice Chair, HRNK and President, North Korea Freedom Coalition
Mark Manyin, Congressional Research Service

12:10p.m.–12:15p.m. | Closing Remarks

12:15p.m.–1:30p.m. | Luncheon

Keynote address by The Honorable Robert R. King, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues
 
The event will be on the record. Please indicate in your RSVP if you are press and
if you plan to bring equipment. A mult box for English and Korean will be available for use. ​​

Space is limited. To RSVP for this event, please click to register below. 

Please email Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs at [email protected] with
any questions or concerns. 

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