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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 regime’s behavior at home cannot be dismissed as an isolated threat far from America’s shores, as North Korea’s latest atrocities abroad — overseas assassinations, rocket launches, and nuclear threats — demonstrate. For US policy, defending human rights in North Korea is not only a moral imperative but also an essential element to reducing the danger the regime poses to the world. Please join AEI, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and the Yonsei Center for Human Liberty on March 27 — the third anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights report on North Korea — for an expert update on the human rights situation in North Korea and a discussion of how Washington and its allies in the region can seek to improve it. PARTICIPANTS Virginia Bennett, US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Nicholas Eberstad
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 Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182 Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The event will feature Col. Ashton Ormes, who will give a presentation entitled, "North Korea and the Mission to Account for America's Missing Korean War Servicemen."   Ashton Ormes is a retired U.S. Army colonel, a Northeast Asia Foreign Area Officer, and a former civilian member of th
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. Wednesaday, March 1, 2017 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Mary’s University University Center, Conference Room A Reception to follow
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
November 17, 2016
Dear Colleague: You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The event will feature Ambassador Joseph
July 26, 2016
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May 26, 2016
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) ​cordially invites you to the launch of our new report:  ​        GULAG, INC. The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea's Export Industries by Kim Kwang-jin Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:30a.m. – 11:00a.m. The National Press Club ​Holeman Lounge 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC 20045   Presenter:
March 30, 2016
The Korea Club on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 featured Joshua Stanton who gave a presentation entitled "North Korea Sanctions & Po
February 19, 2016
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February 19, 2016
Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), the George W. Bush Institute, theYonsei Center for Human Liberty, and the National Endowment for Democracy invite you to Save the Date for a special event: North Korea: The Human Rights and Security Nexus   Friday, February 19, 2016
February 09, 2016
Presenter:  Robert Collins Author, Pyongyang Republic: North Korea's Capital of Human Rights Denial Moderator:  Nicholas Eberstadt Board Member, HRNK
December 18, 2015
New York City, December 16, 2015 – Aardvark Alley Films is pleased to announce the upcoming work-in-progress screening of PLAYING FRISBEE IN NORTH KOREA, December 18th, 2015 at 10:30 am at the United Nations. The screening is sponsored by the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA). A Q&A will follow the 35 minute excerpt of the film with filmmaker Savanna Washington,  Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, D.C. and Kim Hyeongsoo, a high ranking North Korean defector, who worked for 6 years at the Institute for Health and Longevity, the government agency that is responsible for Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung Il’s healthcare.  For more information, please click here. 
December 01, 2015
Join the Giving Tuesday movement with HRNK on December 1, 2015 to show your support for spreading awareness about the human rights issues in North Korea. Submit your photos holding up your reason for supporting HRNK to committee@hrnk.org by December 1 to be featured in our Giving Tuesday album on social media. Click here to print your poster and fill in your reason for supporting HRNK.  Please see an example below:  Donate now to HRNK. ​
November 16, 2015
September 18, 2015
    The Hidden Gulag IV Gender Repression & Prisoner Disappearances & Camp 15 Imagery Update Friday, September 18, 2015 9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. Also Featuring  No Chain: The Association of North Korean Political Victims and Their Families Knight Studio at the Newseum
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THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY DEC. 19, 2018. Denied from the Start: Human Rights at the Local Level in North Korea is a comprehensive study of how North Korea’s Kim regime denies human rights for each and every citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In doing so, this report examines human rights denial policies and practices. Local institutions are responsible for this denial at the schools, housing units, workplaces, and beyon

In this submission, HRNK focuses its attention on the DPRK’s—  1. System of political imprisonment, wherein a multitude of human rights violations are evidenced, including enforced disappearance, amounting to crimes against humanity.  2. Restrictions on freedom of movement, affecting women in particular, as evidenced in sexual violence, human trafficking, and arbitrary detention.  3. Policy of social and political discrimination, known as “so

From Cradle to Grave: The Path of North Korean Innocents
Robert Collins and Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Nov 13, 2017

This paper draws on existing research and Robert Collins’ previous work to explain the ideological basis and institutional structure of the Kim regime’s rule of terror, with an emphasis on the political prison camps. It is intended to provide a brief overview of how North Korea’s party-state controls every individual’s life from the cradle to the grave through relentless indoctrination, surveillance, and punishment. Specifically, it seeks to answer the following questions: What so

The Parallel Gulag: North Korea's
David Hawk with Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Oct 26, 2017

In this book, David Hawk provides never-before-seen imagery of labor re-education camps, both suspected and confirmed. He reveals a parallel network of prisons controlled by the DPRK’s Ministry of People’s Security (An-jeon-bu). These revelations suggest the imposition of degrees of suffering even more pervasive than the UN COI described in 2014. Although these labor camps might be described as “ordinary prisons”, there is nothing “ordinary” in the treatment of those i

North Korea Camp No. 25 Update 2
Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Andy Dinville, and Mike Eley
Nov 29, 2016

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #3f5864} span.s1 {font: 5.0px Helvetica} As part of a joint undertaking with HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, more commonly known as North Korea), AllSource Analysis has been monitoring activity at political prison facilities throughout North Korea. This report details activity observed during the past

North Korea: Flooding at Kyo-hwa-so No. 12, Jongo-ri
Greg Scarlatoiu and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
Sep 16, 2016

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), a non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC and AllSource Analysis, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, have conducted a satellite imagery-based rapid assessment of flood damage at Kyo-hwa-so No. 12, Jongo-ri in Hamgyŏng-bukto, North Korea. Thousands of political prisoners are held in this re-education prison labor camp together with common offenders.