March 29, 2023
Expert Surveys

Human rights in North Korea: Are they actually improving?

Experts divided as to whether things improving on the ground in North Korea

Could human rights be improving in North Korea, a country long viewed as ranking among the worst of the worst when it comes to human rights abuses?

From the unprecedented nature of North Korean diplomatic engagement of the issue at the UN in recent days, it certainly appears that Pyongyang is more concerned about its human rights reputation than some observers had initially thought.