December 04, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

The misfortunes of North Korean virtue

The misfortunes of North Korean virtue

How Northern popular culture inculcates selflessness, humility and other traits that serve defectors poorly

The misfortunes of North Korean virtue
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko June 24, 2014
Treat N. Korea as a ‘terrorist state’: Bolton

Treat N. Korea as a ‘terrorist state’: Bolton

Former UN ambassador sees changing attitudes in China as key to reuniting Korean Peninsula

Treat N. Korea as a ‘terrorist state’: Bolton
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim June 23, 2014
Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea

Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea

Ethnic Koreans from China, unlike those from Japan, capitalized on the changing economy of the ‘90s

Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 15, 2014
Stuck in the middle: How defectors in Thailand get by

Stuck in the middle: How defectors in Thailand get by

Refugees in Southeast Asian nation remain safe from being sent back, but struggle with transition, little money

Stuck in the middle: How defectors in Thailand get by
Rohan Radheya
Rohan Radheya June 12, 2014
The deal with Japan and the risks of honesty

The deal with Japan and the risks of honesty

N. Korea’s statements on Japanese abductions, though atrocious, have a certain rationale

The deal with Japan and the risks of honesty
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 9, 2014
Are North Koreans ‘free’ after they defect?

Are North Koreans ‘free’ after they defect?

Scholar’s study raises questions about resettlement, ‘buying’ defectors’ freedoms

Are North Koreans ‘free’ after they defect?
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza June 9, 2014
Praying to God under the Kims’ portrait

Praying to God under the Kims’ portrait

What drives Korean evangelical groups' effort to operate conversions within North Korea and among defectors?

Praying to God under the Kims’ portrait
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza June 6, 2014
The migration mission: How Christians shape the defection process

The migration mission: How Christians shape the defection process

Scholar describes how faith-based Korean groups have made defection a ‘religious exodus’ and nationalist goal

The migration mission: How Christians shape the defection process
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza June 6, 2014
Satellite data helps organizations keep up-to-date on prison camp

Satellite data helps organizations keep up-to-date on prison camp

Groups use technology to track developments at notorious Camp No. 25, where prisoners do hard labor with no hope of release

Satellite data helps organizations keep up-to-date on prison camp
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 5, 2014
Japan, North Korea reinvestigation into the abductees is a farce

Japan, North Korea reinvestigation into the abductees is a farce

Now, as in 2008, the North has too much at stake to give a full accounting for all Japanese abductees

Japan, North Korea reinvestigation into the abductees is a farce
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi June 5, 2014