April 13, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korean agricultural imports hit record high in January: data
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North Korean agricultural imports hit record high in January: data

Other food product shipments from China dwindled in the same period

North Korean agricultural imports hit record high in January: data
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 14, 2018
How Seoul could creatively re-approach inter-Korean cooperation
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How Seoul could creatively re-approach inter-Korean cooperation

The Moon administration's options are limited - but there are some areas in which engagement could happen

How Seoul could creatively re-approach inter-Korean cooperation
Jonathan R. Corrado
Jonathan R. Corrado March 5, 2018
UN authorizes €4 million payment to North Korean bank for aid operations
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UN authorizes €4 million payment to North Korean bank for aid operations

Sanctions committee gives green light for transfer to support country team operations inside DPRK

UN authorizes €4 million payment to North Korean bank for aid operations
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 23, 2018
Toil by day, study at night: work-life balance in Kim Il Sung’s North Korea

Toil by day, study at night: work-life balance in Kim Il Sung’s North Korea

The DPRK's founding leader had some unusual theories about social welfare

Toil by day, study at night: work-life balance in Kim Il Sung’s North Korea
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 21, 2018
Why some North Korean defectors choose not to live in the South

Why some North Korean defectors choose not to live in the South

Discrimination in the ROK drives some to third countries

Why some North Korean defectors choose not to live in the South
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 20, 2018
New sanctions beginning to have impact in and around N. Korea: sources
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New sanctions beginning to have impact in and around N. Korea: sources

Foreign workers returning and businesses in China are shutting down, but effect in-country is mixed

New sanctions beginning to have impact in and around N. Korea: sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 9, 2018
How North Korea turned to terrorism to stop the ’88 Seoul Olympics

How North Korea turned to terrorism to stop the ’88 Seoul Olympics

When a boycott failed, Pyongyang used bombs to make its point

How North Korea turned to terrorism to stop the ’88 Seoul Olympics
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 6, 2018
Line of duty: life as a senior police officer in North Korea

Line of duty: life as a senior police officer in North Korea

A former major talks crimes, corruption, and how those with good songbun avoid punishment

Line of duty: life as a senior police officer in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 30, 2018
Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code
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Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code

The 2015 edition reveals how the DPRK continues to punish political and economic crimes

Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 29, 2018
Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code
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Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code

What began as a clone of the Soviet system has developed to uniquely suit the DPRK's circumstances

Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 25, 2018