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The North Korea Human Rights Act: A Decade Later
Date and Time:
October 17, 2014 09:30 am ~ October 17, 2014 01:30 pm
KEI 1800 K Street Northwest Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20006
Donald A. Manzullo, Greg Scarlatoiu, Ambassador Robert King, Doug Anderson, Jo Jinhye, Troy Stangarone, Roberta Cohen, Nathaniel Kretchun, Linda Butcher
Host Organization:



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


Friday | October 17, 2014
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

KEI Conference Facility

While much of the attention on North Korea relates to its nuclear weapons program, the regime has a long record of human rights violations. In the fall of 2004, the United States Congress took up this issue with the intent of finding ways to improve the human rights situation in North Korea. The culmination of those efforts were the North Korea Human Rights Act, which was signed into law on October 18, 2004 by President George W. Bush. As the recent UN Commission of Inquiry report indicates, the issue of human rights in North Korea remains one of grave importance.


A light lunch will be provided.






9:30 am - 9:45 am



Opening Remarks

9:45 am - 10:00 am


Donald A. Manzullo

President & CEO
Korea Economic Institute of America



Greg Scarlatoiu

Executive Director
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea



Panel I | The North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004

10:00 am - 11:15 am



Robert King

An Update on International Efforts to Address North Korean Human Rights
Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues
U.S. Department of State



Doug Anderson

The Creation of the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004
General Counsel to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives



Jo Jinhye 

North Koreans in the USA: In Search of Their American Dream

North Korean Escapee and U.S. Citizen
Executive Director of NKUSA





Troy Stangarone

Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade

Korea Economic Institute of America



Panel II | Looking Forward

11:15 am - 12:30 am



Roberta Cohen

Protecting North Korean Refugees
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
The Brookings Institution



Nathaniel Kretchun

Bringing Down North Korea's Information Firewall

Associate Director



Greg Scarlatoiu

U.S. North Korean Human Rights Act: The Next Decade
Executive Director
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea





Linda Butcher

Director of Media Relations & Public Affairs

Korea Economic Institute of America



Lunch | "Exodus out of North Korea"

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm



A Channel A (South Korea) Production

Remi Winner

47th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival





As we approach the 10th anniversary of the North Korea Human Rights Act, please join KEI and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) for an important discussion on the original intent behind the Act, its impact on the human rights situation in North Korea, and the challenges ahead for improving the human rights situation for all North Koreans. 



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