June 04, 2020

Human rights evolving in N.Korea: New white paper
In-depth interviews with defectors reveals legal protection, women's rights, discrimination in N.Korea

The White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea 2015 published by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) last Wednesday shows the glimpse into North Korean society.

The paper, composed of six chapters, reveals ample cases of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights abuses, including the rights of minorities and defectors’ families. But that's not all it reveals: Based on interviews with 221 defectors selected based on varying demographics, it reveals many unique aspects of North Korean society, including diminished punishments for certain offenses.