August 19, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

In speech, North Korean leader thanks soldiers mobilized to manage medicines and says he felt ‘empty’ about lockdowns

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 19, 2022
State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan
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State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan

An in-depth analysis of praise of Kim Il Sung, an investigation into colonial-era force labor and COVID policy changes

State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 18, 2022
Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China

Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China

Experts say changes may seek to allay public dissatisfaction and convince Beijing to resume cross-border trade

Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 17, 2022
UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

Nonprofit receives sanctions waiver to send aid to a Pyongyang rehabilitation center, but unclear when it might arrive

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 17, 2022
How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
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How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay

While Kim Il Sung launched campaigns that curbed graft, Kim Jong Un has found corruption beneficial to his regime

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
Christopher Carothers
Christopher Carothers August 16, 2022
North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders

North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders

State media announces rollback of masking, social distancing rules after Kim Jong Un announces “victory” over virus

North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 13, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?

North Koreans can only move under specific circumstances, and even then finding affordable housing is nigh impossible

Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?
Jin
Jin August 12, 2022
China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

Increasing hostility between Beijing and Washington could give Pyongyang more leeway to evade sanctions

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 12, 2022
North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

State Department comments follow DPRK threats to ‘exterminate’ South Korean leaders and use nuclear weapons if attacked

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 12, 2022
State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
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State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue

An in-depth analysis of DPRK-China alignment, Seoul’s ‘audacious’ inter-Korean plans, consumer goods shows and more

State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 11, 2022
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