April 13, 2024

Seoul unveils ambitious plan to raise awareness about North Korean human rights

Three-year road map calls for research center and sending info to DPRK citizens, but experts say some goals unrealistic

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification unveiled a three-year road map to promote North Korean human rights on Tuesday, outlining plans to build a national human rights center and to disseminate information to DPRK citizens.

While experts welcomed the Yoon administration’s strategy to improve the rights of DPRK citizens, they raised concerns that domestic politics could hinder the government’s plans, while expressing skepticism about a planned push to persuade Pyongyang to change its laws.

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