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February 21, 2018
Korea Club WEDNESDAY | February 21, 2018 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Nexus of Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons in North Korea Guest Speaker: Ambassador Robert Joseph Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182 Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The event will feature Ambassador Robert Joseph, who will give a presentation entitled, "The Nexus of Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons in North Korea."
January 23, 2018
U.S. Policy Toward North and South Korea: Dealing with "One Country, Two Planets"   Guest Speaker:  Aloysius M. O'Neill Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182 Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.The event will feature Aloysius M. O'Neill, who will give a presentation entitled, "U.S. Policy Toward Nor
December 12, 2017
North Korea: The Land of Lousy Options Guest Speaker:  Gen. Wallace "Chip" Gregson (USMC, Ret) Senior Advisor, Avascent Global Advisors Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182   Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The event will feature Gen. Wallace "Chip" Gregson, who will give a presentation entitled, "North Korea: The Land of Lousy Options." ​Lieutenant General Wallace “Chip” Gregson (USMC, Ret.) is the Senior Advisor at Avascent International. He most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for the United States Olympic Committee as an independent consultant before entering Government in
December 12, 2017
The War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association
November 13, 2017
AGENDA Presenters: Robert Collins, Author Amanda Mortwedt Oh, Author Discussants: James Durand Member of the Board of Directors, International Council of Korean Studies Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Korean Studies  George Hutchinson Member of the Board of Directors, International Council of Korean Studies Editor, International Journal of Korean Studies  Mark Tokola Vice President, Korea Economic Institute Moderator:  Greg Scarlatoiu Executive Director, HRNK Q&A Closing Remarks The event will be on the record.  RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
October 26, 2017
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) cordially invites you to: ​ THE PARALLEL GULAG: North Korea's "An-jeon-bu" Prison Camps Thursday, October 26, 2017 ​9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. National Press Club ​First Amendment Lounge 529 14th Street, NW  Washington, DC 20045 Opening Remarks Victor Cha, Korea Chair, CSIS Presenters David Hawk, Author Amanda Mortwedt Oh, HRNK Discussants Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus, HRNK Stephen Noerper, Senior Director, Korea Society Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK Q&A Closing Remarks ​ The event will be on the record.  To RSVP for this event, please click to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-parallel-gula
September 13, 2017
Korea Club Wednesday |  September 13, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Facing North: Managing North Korea's Military Challenge Guest Speaker:  Gen. In-Bum Chun (ROK, Ret) Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS Visiting Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy, Brookings Institution Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182 Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The event will feature Gen. In-Bum Chun, who will give a presentation entitled, "Facing North: Managing North Korea's Military Challenge."
July 25, 2017
  PROGRAM  Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Venue: International Conference Hall B2, Minerva Complex, HUFS 1. Opening of Ceremony --------------------------------------- Greg Scarlatoiu Moderator Executive Director, HRNK 2. Keynote Speech --------------------------------------- H.E. Jung-Hoon Lee              Ambassador for North Korean Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea “North Korean Human Righ
June 22, 2017
THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON KOREAN STUDIES jointly with COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA AND KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE OF AMERICA THE CHANGING SITUATION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA: CHALLENGES FOR NEW PRESIDENTS IN 2017 June 22, 2017, Thursday Korea Economic Institute of America 1800 K Street, NW Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20006 Click here to RSVP Conference Schedule:
June 07, 2017
Korea Club  Wednesday |  June 7, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  U.S. Korea Policy: Issues, Priorities, Prospects Guest Speakers:  James Applegate Chief of DPRK Unit in the Office of Korean Affairs U.S. Department of State & Will Cobb Chief of ROK Unit in the Office of Korean Affairs  U.S. Department of State Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182   Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The event will feature Mr. James Applegate, Chief of DPRK Unit and Mr. Will Cobb, Chief of ROK Unit at the Office of Korean Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, who will give a presentation entitled, "U.S. Korea Policy: Issues, Priorities, Prospects." James ApplegateJames Applegate is the Chief of the Democ
May 10, 2017
Korea Club  Tuesday |  May 10, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm   South Korea-U.S. Relations: Past, Present, Future   Guest Speaker:  His Excellency Ahn Ho-young Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States   Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182 Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The event will feature His Excellency Ahn Ho-young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the
April 24, 2017
On the first day of North Korea Freedom Week, The George Washington University Truth and Human Rights in North Korea (THiNK) cordially invites you to:  North Korea’s Gulag: Addressing an Ongoing Humanitarian Emergency Monday, April 24, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. GWU Betts Theater Marvin Center 800 21st Street, NW  Washington, DC 20052
April 05, 2017
Korea Club  Wednesday |  April 5, 2017 6:30–9:00PM North Korean Refugee Settlement in the ROK: An Update Guest Speaker:  Kwang-joo Sohn Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182 Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The event will feature Kwang-joo Sohn, who will give a presentation entitled, "North Korean Refugee Settlement in ROK: An Update." Kwang-joo Sohn is the President of Korea Hana Foundation (North Korean Refugees Foundation), an organization established under the ROK Ministry of Unification. Previously, Mr. Sohn led the DailyNK Korea Unification Strategy Institute and served as the chief editor for the DailyNK. He also led the Ideology Research Center, Institute for International Affairs Research, ROK National Inte
March 27, 2017
North Korea’s human rights abuses: The crimes of a belligerent state Monday, March 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM–3:40 PM Lunch will be served. AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036 For US policy, defending human rights in North Korea is not only a moral imperative but also an essential element to reducing the regime’s threats to the rest of the world. RSVP Watch Live Online    DESCRIPTION Pyongyang is the world’s worst human rights violator, and yet, the Kim re
March 09, 2017
Korea Club Thursday | March 9, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm North Korea and the Mission to Account for America's Missing Korean War Servicemen Guest Speaker:  Col. Ashton Ormes (USA Ret.) Woo Lae Oa
March 01, 2017
Join St. Mary’s University for the North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities conference featuring experts from around the globe. The program will delve into timely issues about North Korea’s military, international community, engagement and diplomacy.
December 16, 2016
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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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-