Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code
The 2015 edition reveals how the DPRK continues to punish political and economic crimes
This is the second part of an NK Pro series about North Korea’s penal code. Read part one here.
Part one offered an analysis of the earlier editions of North Korea’s Penal Code – of 1950 and 1987 – as well as the available pieces of information available about the classified Code of 1974. In this part, NK Pro presents an analysis of the recent history of the Penal Code, focusing on the 2015 edition.
Research shows that the code is a very important source for understanding both the DPRK’s authorities’ understanding of North Korean society and the
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