Save North Korean Refugees Day 2015

Background: Ever since Kim Jong Eun came to power, his regime has worked aggressively to prevent North Koreans from escaping. The China-North Korea border is more dangerous today than ever before, which has made the cost of rescues grow astronomically along with a sharp decline in the number of refugees escaping. Complicit in the Kim regime’s reign of terror and… Read more →

COI Anniversary Conference: New Details, Same Problem

No doubt, the conference celebrating the one year anniversary of the UN COI Report was a valuable “state of affairs” gathering in terms of understanding the turbulent events of the past year. I do believe that I can say with confidence that any individuals who watched or attended the anniversary conference, hosted by CSIS, can scarcely argue that there was… Read more →

Welcome to the North Korea Network

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UN Security Council Adds North Korean Human Rights to Agenda

By a vote of 11 in favor, 2 against, and 2 abstentions, the Security Council voted to permanently add the issue of North Korean Human Rights to its agenda…so what have we learned? The vote and ensuing discussion made clear the divide on the issue. The Human Rights situation in North Korea, as detailed in COI released earlier this year,… Read more →

Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from its Founding Years, 1945-1950

Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from its Founding Years, 1945-1950 Monday, Dec 15, 2014, 4:00 PM 6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 5 Members Went Washington History SeminarHistorical Perspectives on International and National AffairsModern Times in North Korea: Scenes from its Founding Years,[masked]Suzy KimRUTGERS UNIVERSITYClick here for more information and event registration.North Korea is often… Read more →

UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on NK Human Rights, Refers Matter to Security Council

Yesterday with a vote of 116 yes, 20 no, and 53 abstentions, the UN General Assembly voted to adopt the resolution on human rights in North Korea passed last month by the Third Committee. The resolution adopts the report of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) released last February. The resolution also refers the matter to the Security Council, recommending sanctions… Read more →

UN Committee Acts on NK Human Rights

  Today the UN Third Committee adopted a resolution recognizing widespread human rights violations and referring the matter to the Security Council. The resolution will likely go before the General Assembly next month. Still, many countries voted against the resolution and tried to amend it earlier in the day. The amendment would have stripped the resolution of language referring the… Read more →