April 13, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korea partially relaxes quarantine restrictions on resident diplomats

North Korea partially relaxes quarantine restrictions on resident diplomats

New rules a "relief," though diplomatic work remains severely limited, Russian embassy says

North Korea partially relaxes quarantine restrictions on resident diplomats
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 12, 2020
10 million North Koreans “urgently require” food assistance: UN report

10 million North Koreans “urgently require” food assistance: UN report

Dry weather persisted throughout the first half of 2019, says WMO, despite Kim Jong Un's claim of a "bumper harvest"

10 million North Koreans “urgently require” food assistance: UN report
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 12, 2020
State Department condemns North Korea’s “significant” human rights abuses

State Department condemns North Korea’s “significant” human rights abuses

State Department report follows UN condemnation of human rights abuses in DPRK

State Department condemns North Korea’s “significant” human rights abuses
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer March 11, 2020
Annual Pyongyang film festival postponed by a month, organizers say

Annual Pyongyang film festival postponed by a month, organizers say

Pyongyang International Film Festival (PIFF) now set to take place in October for reasons that remain unclear

Annual Pyongyang film festival postponed by a month, organizers say
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 11, 2020
How landmine removal on the Korean peninsula could help build much-needed trust

How landmine removal on the Korean peninsula could help build much-needed trust

The DMZ and surrounding areas are covered with nearly a million landmines — getting rid of them must be a priority

How landmine removal on the Korean peninsula could help build much-needed trust
Jessica Lee
Jessica Lee March 11, 2020
North Korean government may be guilty of crimes against humanity: UN official

North Korean government may be guilty of crimes against humanity: UN official

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights "seeking to identify those most responsible" for abuses against DPRK prisoners

North Korean government may be guilty of crimes against humanity: UN official
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer March 10, 2020
North Korea risking “huge economic loss” with coronavirus measures: state media

North Korea risking “huge economic loss” with coronavirus measures: state media

Uriminzokkiri hails ruling party's "super special quarantine measures" against novel coronavirus

North Korea risking “huge economic loss” with coronavirus measures: state media
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 10, 2020
North Korea: the view from the European Parliament – NKNews Podcast Ep.118
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North Korea: the view from the European Parliament – NKNews Podcast Ep.118

Lukas Mandl MEP discusses the European Union's role on the Korean peninsula, as well as human rights and DPRK sanctions

North Korea: the view from the European Parliament – NKNews Podcast Ep.118
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot March 10, 2020
U.S. House passes bill saying Korean-Americans should be part of family reunions

U.S. House passes bill saying Korean-Americans should be part of family reunions

Companion family reunions bill was introduced to the U.S. Senate last week

U.S. House passes bill saying Korean-Americans should be part of family reunions
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer March 9, 2020
North Korea to “massively” deploy resources for Pyongyang housing projects: KCNA

North Korea to “massively” deploy resources for Pyongyang housing projects: KCNA

DPRK Premier visited Pyongyang’s long-stalled Thongil Street apartment blocks to kick off new push

North Korea to “massively” deploy resources for Pyongyang housing projects: KCNA
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 9, 2020