April 16, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Hyon Yong Chol: An execution and a message?

Hyon Yong Chol: An execution and a message?

Kim Jong Un's appears more ruthless than his predecessors, signalling to leadership he is not to trifled with

Hyon Yong Chol: An execution and a message?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 13, 2015
Low-class health care in N. Korea

Low-class health care in N. Korea

Quality of one's medical treatment depends greatly on social status, budget cuts

Low-class health care in N. Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung May 13, 2015
Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity

Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity

Reporter's 'journalistic detachment' masked fear, anger while covering refugees' flight to freedom

Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity
Rob York
Rob York May 4, 2015
Defection from N. Korea: A report from the war zone

Defection from N. Korea: A report from the war zone

Journalist haunted by memories of North Koreans he reported on in China, Siberia, elsewhere

Defection from N. Korea: A report from the war zone
Rob York
Rob York May 4, 2015
Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?

Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?

Execution may not be in store, but contraband copies may nonetheless prompt stiff punishments

Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?
John Power
John Power May 1, 2015
Who takes North Korean citizenship?

Who takes North Korean citizenship?

In a mostly homogenous country, naturalized citizens constitute special cases

Who takes North Korean citizenship?
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 1, 2015
North and South Korea: Toujours triste

North and South Korea: Toujours triste

Events at end of April, beginning of May highlight ongoing struggle for victims’ recognition on Korean Peninsula

North and South Korea: Toujours triste
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin April 29, 2015
The evolution of North Korea’s ‘inminban’

The evolution of North Korea’s ‘inminban’

Neighborhood surveillance among many facets of life changed by markets

The evolution of North Korea’s ‘inminban’
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 28, 2015
Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Officially banned since '74, taxes still hit North Koreans in different forms

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung April 24, 2015
Empowering North Korean defectors in the U.S.

Empowering North Korean defectors in the U.S.

Defection to U.S. an entirely different challenge than going to South Korea, ENoK president says

Empowering North Korean defectors in the U.S.
David Tian
David Tian April 13, 2015