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April 27, 2015
Introductory Remarks:  Suzanne Scholte President, North Korea Freedom Coalition Vice-Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, HRNK Presenter:  Joshua Stanton Author, Arsenal of Terror: North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism Discussants:  Nicholas Eberstadt Harry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute Board of Directors, HRNK     Marcus Noland Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Peterson Institute for International Economics Board of Directors, HRNK Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu Executive Director, HRNK Space is limited. Please RSVP to Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs, at rosapark@hrnk.org by Thursday, April 23, 2015. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Complimentary copies of the report will
February 25, 2015
This event, hosted by The War Crimes Research Office will feature David Mandel-Anthony, Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of Global Criminal Justice of the U.S. Department of State, leading the discussion. For more information, please see the attached flyer, and RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.
February 17, 2015
The CSIS Office of the Korea Chair, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Yonsei University Center for Human Liberty invite you to a special conversation:   North Korean Human Rights: The Road Ahead Tuesday, February 17, 2015
February 03, 2015
November 11, 2014
HRNK, NYU School of Law, the Hurford Foundation, CFR's Winston Lord Roundtable on US Foreign Policy and the Rule of Law in Asia, Humanity in Action, and The New York Democracy Forum will co-sponsor an event on November 11, 2014 at the NYU School of Law's Greenberg Lounge from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Speakers will include Jerome Cohen, Greg Scarlatoiu, Stephen Bosworth, Charles Armstrong, Myung-Soo Lee, Roberta Cohen, Melanie Kirkpatrick, Philip Alston, David Hawk, Ryan Goodman, Donald Gregg, and Winston Lord. 
October 17, 2014
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and the Korea Economic Institute of America Present:   The North Korea Human Rights Act: A Decade Later
July 30, 2014
You are cordially invited to a special lecture organized by2014 International Summer Session at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies called "The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum: Is There a Way Forward?" This event is being held at the Main Conference Hall at Cyber Building, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (located at the left side of university main gate) on July 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The lecture will be hosted by HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu with the keynote speech by ROK government’s Ambassador for Human Rights Jung-Hoon Lee. Speakers will include:  Young-Soon Kim, Choreographer, Political Prison Camp Survivor Dong-Hyuk Shin, Political Prison Camp Survivor and Executive Director, Inside North Korea Tim A. Peters, Founder-Managing Director, Helping Hands Korea (HHK) Kwang-Jin Kim, Senior Researcher, ROK Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS)/HRNK
June 24, 2014
You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The event will feature Jérome Sauvage who will give a presentation entitled “Working with North Korea: Experiences and Perspectives".
April 17, 2014
On April 17, 2014, from 8:45 am to 6:00 pm, HRNK, KEI, and the International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS) will co-host the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies. The human rights panel discussion, held from 9:00 to 11:45 am, will be moderated by Greg Scarlatoiu, HRNK executive director. The panelists will include: Roberta Cohen (HRNK co-chair and senior non-resident fellow, The Brookings Institution), who will address the forcible repatriation of North Korean refugees by China; Robert Collins (author of HRNK’s report “Songbun, North Korea’s Social Classification System”), who will address the human rights implications of the succession process in North Korea;  and Bruce Bechtol (Angelo State University), who will address the impact of proliferation and illicit activities on the North Korean human rights situation. The discussants will be Amanda Mortwedt Oh (HRNK) and Soon Paik (U.S. Department of Labor and ICKS). To register for this event, please click on this link. 
April 15, 2014
Excluded from most international economic activities by numerous sanctions and its own policies, the North Korean regime has enabled--and sometimes directly participated in–illicit economic activities to earn hard currency that it needs for regime survival. These activities include the production and distribution of narcotics and counterfeit currency, the smuggling of a range of illicit goods, and other unconventional revenue-generating activities. Such operations have been critical in preserving the North Korean regime. On April 15, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host the release of a report from the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), entitled "Illicit: North Korea's Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency." The report, authored by Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Sheena Chestnut Greitens, analyzes the history and current status of North Korea's foreign currency earning operations, focusing on illicit activities. It discusses how these activities have changed in recent years and the implications for U.S. and international policies toward North Korea. Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute and Marcus Noland of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, both HRNK board members, will comment on the presentation. After the panel, the speakers will take audience questions. Please click on this link to RSVP. 
April 14, 2014
In March 2013, the 47 member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution to establish a commission of inquiry on human rights in North Korea. With a mandate to investigate “the systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights” in North Korea, the commission conducted public hearings and private interviews, and collected information from U.N. member states and entities. The commission submitted its report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in March 2014, finding that “in many instances, the violations found entailed crimes against humanity based on state policies."  On April 14, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) will host an address by Michael Kirby, chair of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea (COI), to present its findings and recommendations. Following the keynote address, Marcus Noland of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and an HRNK board member, will comment on the COI report and discuss policy implications for the United Nations and its member states, and possible impact on North Korea and its people.  After the panel, the speakers will take audience questions. To register for this event, please click on this 
April 14, 2014
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March 24, 2014
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November 14, 2013
The tenuously but long divided Korean peninsula poses a problem of huge proportions for the people of North and South Korea. But the ramifications of what will happen if the North Korean government falls, or if civil war erupts between the North and South affect much of the world, particularly the United States. Thursday, Angelo State University’s Center for Security Studies hosted a lecture series, featuring three of the nation’s leading scholars on North Korea. Titled “Preparing for Collapse in North Korea: Challenges and Issues,” the expert panel “explored the varied issues the world will have to face with a collapsing North Korea,” said Bruce Bechtol, a political scientist and Korean Peninsula expert on ASU’s security studies faculty. In introducing the panel, Bechtol said: “We should all care about this because the North Koreans proliferate weapons of mass destruction to rogue states like Syria. “They threaten U.S. forces in Asia with missiles and nuclear weapons, and yet the government is so unstable that it could collapse at any time. Because of this, we may see in the near future more U.S. troops deploying to the Korean Peninsula to conduct stabilization operations.” Seated on the panel were David S. Maxwell, Greg Scarlatoiu and Richard C. Bush III. Maxwell, associate director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, who as a retiring Special Forces colonel in 1999 authored the first contingency plan for the fall of North Korea’s government, spoke on the fragile situation of the “unnaturally divided Korean peninsula.” “The war between North and South Korea has not officially ended,” Maxwell reminded the audience filling one of the largest classrooms in the Rassman building. The armistice signed at the end of the Korean conflict, or “forgotten war,” set the goal or reuniting the no
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While examining satellite imagery of an area near the North Korean capital city, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) and AllSource Analysis, Inc. (ASA) may have come across evidence of a ghastly sight: the public execution of several individuals by anti-aircraft machine gun fire. Please click here to read more. 

On April 27, 2015, HRNK releases their report, Arsenal of Terror: North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism by Joshua Stanton at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Please click here to view the press release.