April 17, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Mask-clad North Korean Premier visits coronavirus quarantine workers

Mask-clad North Korean Premier visits coronavirus quarantine workers

Visit is the first by high-level DPRK official to quarantine facility

Mask-clad North Korean Premier visits coronavirus quarantine workers
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 11, 2020
The movement to return the Japanese wives of Zainichi repatriates from N. Korea

The movement to return the Japanese wives of Zainichi repatriates from N. Korea

Letters sent to Japan revealing the reality of life in the DPRK sparked demands abroad for the wives to be brought home

The movement to return the Japanese wives of Zainichi repatriates from N. Korea
Markus Bell
Markus Bell February 10, 2020
Latest North Korea sanctions exemptions to boost TB treatment, telemedicine work
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Latest North Korea sanctions exemptions to boost TB treatment, telemedicine work

Eugene Bell Foundation likely to utilize new Global Fund grant for TB work, while WHO to ship telemedicine equipment

Latest North Korea sanctions exemptions to boost TB treatment, telemedicine work
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 7, 2020
World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work
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World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work

Decision will allow WFP to bring hand-barrows, shovels, and pick-axes into DPRK

World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 6, 2020
Not-for-profit was targeted in U.S. sanctions investigation, sparking NGO fears

Not-for-profit was targeted in U.S. sanctions investigation, sparking NGO fears

"Funds meant for humanitarian support were instead spent on lawyers"

Not-for-profit was targeted in U.S. sanctions investigation, sparking NGO fears
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 5, 2020
The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy

The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy

Olivia Enos of Heritage discusses why issue of DPRK human rights should be addressed in future denuclearization talks

The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 5, 2020
Going “home”: why 87,000 Zainichi Koreans moved from Japan to North Korea

Going “home”: why 87,000 Zainichi Koreans moved from Japan to North Korea

From 1959 to 1984, thousands of Koreans in Japan were promised a better life in the DPRK, only to be met with suffering

Going “home”: why 87,000 Zainichi Koreans moved from Japan to North Korea
Markus Bell
Markus Bell February 5, 2020
North Korean factories taking “emergency” steps to increase face mask production

North Korean factories taking “emergency” steps to increase face mask production

DPRK also using "our style" disinfectant to fight coronavirus spread, state media claims

North Korean factories taking “emergency” steps to increase face mask production
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 4, 2020
North Korea moves to prevent the spread of coronavirus: what we know so far
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North Korea moves to prevent the spread of coronavirus: what we know so far

The economy and humanitarian efforts will likely be affected by strict restrictions on travel in and out of the country

North Korea moves to prevent the spread of coronavirus: what we know so far
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 4, 2020
N. Korea enhances restrictions on foreign residents to block coronavirus spread

N. Korea enhances restrictions on foreign residents to block coronavirus spread

Diplomats and NGO workers not allowed to visit shops and hotels in Pyongyang through at least February 15, MFA says

N. Korea enhances restrictions on foreign residents to block coronavirus spread
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 4, 2020