February 21, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Unification ministry says defectors testified about Korean War graves, a finding that could support remains recovery

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 21, 2024
Interview: Human rights envoy says US isn’t just ‘wagging finger’ at North Korea

Interview: Human rights envoy says US isn’t just ‘wagging finger’ at North Korea

Julie Turner says US is willing to discuss its own record with Pyongyang and responds to DPRK criticism of her work

Interview: Human rights envoy says US isn’t just ‘wagging finger’ at North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 21, 2024
US eases restrictions on humanitarian and journalism activities in North Korea

US eases restrictions on humanitarian and journalism activities in North Korea

Experts welcomed move which means NGOs can more easily conduct educational programs and peacebuilding efforts in DPRK

US eases restrictions on humanitarian and journalism activities in North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 16, 2024
North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters
NK PRO

North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters

Data shows Kum Ya never made scheduled port call with expert suggesting unusual movement points to ship-to-ship transfer

North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 16, 2024
Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

But DPRK leader’s sister caveated statement as being her ‘personal views,’ adding conditions Tokyo must first meet 

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 16, 2024
North Korea slams US human rights envoy after her arrival in Seoul

North Korea slams US human rights envoy after her arrival in Seoul

While state media has slammed Julie Turner in previous statements, activists say this rhetoric was particularly harsh

North Korea slams US human rights envoy after her arrival in Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 15, 2024
State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
NK PRO

State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of events for Kim Jong Il’s birth anniversary, regional development and an official visit to Russia

State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Chun Ki-won founded Durihana school for DPRK escapees, where he abused five students over the course of seven years

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 15, 2024
Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329
Podcast

Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329

Korea Economic Institute of America’s new president discusses his role assessing inter-Korean relations and latest book

Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 14, 2024
North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators

North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators

Company behind device told NK News DPRK may have acquired it via secondary market as expert voices sanctions concerns

North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy February 14, 2024
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