January 26, 2021

About the author

Ji-young Song

Jiyoung (Jay) Song is a senior lecturer in Korean studies at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne, Australia. Previously, she was a director of migration at the Sydney-based Lowy Institute and assistant professor of political science in Singapore. She is the author of Human Rights Discourse in North Korea: Postcolonial, Marxist, and Confucian Perspectives (London: Routledge 2010).

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Studying North Korean human rights: A South Korean’s perspective

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Lesser-known cases demonstrate problems with building multilateral consensus

Ji-young Song November 25, 2015

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Ji-young Song October 15, 2015

Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart

From cash incentives to NIS backing, it doesn’t always pay to tell the truth

Ji-young Song September 4, 2015