December 04, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

When North Korea may collapse

When North Korea may collapse

Pyongyang's belated economic reforms make 'middle-run' scenarios more likely

When North Korea may collapse
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 4, 2014
The weird, weird world of North Korean elections

The weird, weird world of North Korean elections

Elections used to keep tabs on whereabouts of citizens

The weird, weird world of North Korean elections
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 3, 2014
Why the UN’s damning human rights report wasn’t a news priority in South Korea

Why the UN’s damning human rights report wasn’t a news priority in South Korea

Observer says South Korean media places increased focus on domestic issues, for good reason

Why the UN’s damning human rights report wasn’t a news priority in South Korea
Dr. Owen Miller
Dr. Owen Miller February 28, 2014
Chongryon still Pyongyang’s pawn in covert operations: former intelligence officer

Chongryon still Pyongyang’s pawn in covert operations: former intelligence officer

Despite dwindling numbers, pro-North organization can still be useful should hostilities arise

Chongryon still Pyongyang’s pawn in covert operations: former intelligence officer
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi February 28, 2014
Neighborhood Watch: Inside North Korea’s secret police system

Neighborhood Watch: Inside North Korea’s secret police system

Ask A North Korean: "Let me tell you this: the Ministry of State Security system is a lot harsher than you'd think"

Neighborhood Watch: Inside North Korea’s secret police system
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang February 26, 2014
Lies and confessions: how some get through North Korea’s self-criticism sessions

Lies and confessions: how some get through North Korea’s self-criticism sessions

Two North Koreans explain their experiences in North Korea's infamous "self-criticism" sessions

Lies and confessions: how some get through North Korea’s self-criticism sessions
Justin Rohrlich
Justin Rohrlich February 26, 2014
North’s low press freedom score corroborates UN COI report

North’s low press freedom score corroborates UN COI report

In face of Associated Press presence, why is North Korea's freedom-of-the-press ranking still dismal?

North’s low press freedom score corroborates UN COI report
Rob York
Rob York February 25, 2014
Megumi Yokota’s parents urge North Korea to settle abduction issue

Megumi Yokota’s parents urge North Korea to settle abduction issue

Abductee's family ‘hates’ Kim Jong Un but are realistic about his ability to reform the system

Megumi Yokota’s parents urge North Korea to settle abduction issue
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi February 20, 2014
Why democracy might not be the best replacement for dictatorship in N. Korea

Why democracy might not be the best replacement for dictatorship in N. Korea

Ask a North Korean: Would you ever go back to North Korea? If so, under what conditions?

Why democracy might not be the best replacement for dictatorship in N. Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang February 19, 2014
North-South migration, part 4: After 2011, the stream dries out again?

North-South migration, part 4: After 2011, the stream dries out again?

Mix of increased security, propaganda campaigns appear successful in sharply cutting defections

North-South migration, part 4: After 2011, the stream dries out again?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 19, 2014