April 13, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Four North Koreans’ great Bulgarian escape

Four North Koreans’ great Bulgarian escape

For 4 exchange students in Eastern Europe, de-Stalinization was not just an intellectual challenge

Four North Koreans’ great Bulgarian escape
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 30, 2016
In North Korea it’s no trousers or tank tops allowed

In North Korea it’s no trousers or tank tops allowed

Women in the North face a number of rules, inconsistently applied, but nonetheless bothersome

In North Korea it’s no trousers or tank tops allowed
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee June 28, 2016
Why North Koreans turn to the church, and why they leave

Why North Koreans turn to the church, and why they leave

North Korean can't stop curiosity about Christianity – but philandering pastors certainly can

Why North Koreans turn to the church, and why they leave
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung June 22, 2016
N.Korean sanctions and ‘loyalty’ work

N.Korean sanctions and ‘loyalty’ work

Sanctions have unexpected effects as the regime makes up for lost cash through slave labor

N.Korean sanctions and ‘loyalty’ work
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy June 21, 2016
The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous

The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous

Speaking out, as some of Kim Jong Un's family members recently did, can cost people their lives

The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin June 20, 2016
A Russian crosses the line: A different kind of North Korean defection

A Russian crosses the line: A different kind of North Korean defection

1984 incident remains one of most bloody in history of two Koreas’ only meeting point

A Russian crosses the line: A different kind of North Korean defection
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham June 6, 2016
Protests not new in N.Korea; resistance perhaps not futile

Protests not new in N.Korea; resistance perhaps not futile

Current protests and opposition in North Korea occur in a more tolerant environment

Protests not new in N.Korea; resistance perhaps not futile
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy June 3, 2016
North Koreans making Middle Eastern money

North Koreans making Middle Eastern money

Returnees cite not only greater profit, but intoxicating experience of life abroad

North Koreans making Middle Eastern money
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 9, 2016
Impact of sanctions on N.Korea already palpable – aid worker

Impact of sanctions on N.Korea already palpable – aid worker

UK-based humanitarian activist says China holding up necessary equipment as food status worsens

Impact of sanctions on N.Korea already palpable – aid worker
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi April 28, 2016
Evidence of building collapse inconclusive

Evidence of building collapse inconclusive

NK News investigation, in-country sources cast doubts on media reports

Evidence of building collapse inconclusive
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald April 28, 2016