April 16, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Is no news good news in North Korea?

Is no news good news in North Korea?

Northerners are blocked from exposure to international news, even in the black market

Is no news good news in North Korea?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 26, 2015
Songbun and the five castes of North Korea

Songbun and the five castes of North Korea

Source indicates that social classification system has more classes – and criteria – than previously thought

Songbun and the five castes of North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 26, 2015
When North Korean women become brides in China

When North Korean women become brides in China

Many women see arrangement, while potentially abusive, as relatively stable

When North Korean women become brides in China
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 25, 2015
Engagement with North Korea again? Perhaps

Engagement with North Korea again? Perhaps

A year after the COI report engagement – and the need for it – continues

Engagement with North Korea again? Perhaps
James Hoare
James Hoare February 23, 2015
The N. Korea-Japan abduction issue: prospects for 2015

The N. Korea-Japan abduction issue: prospects for 2015

Expert says report will not be forthcoming, pressure to mount on Abe

The N. Korea-Japan abduction issue: prospects for 2015
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald February 18, 2015
The roles of women in North Korea

The roles of women in North Korea

Women bear the brunt of domestic violence, discrimination and increased workloads in changing society

The roles of women in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee February 11, 2015
After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction

After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction

Human rights activists must encourage accurate, honest stories from escapees, not harmful exaggerations

After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 3, 2015
The disturbing case of Shin Eun-mi

The disturbing case of Shin Eun-mi

Polarized South Korea deports author for 'praising' N. Korea while her attempted murderer fund-raises

The disturbing case of Shin Eun-mi
Subin Kim
Subin Kim January 30, 2015
Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones

Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones

Report says video and images, often influenced by S. Korean and Japanese culture, increasingly shared among younger generations

Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 26, 2015
Report seeks celebrity support for N. Korean human rights

Report seeks celebrity support for N. Korean human rights

Author of rights paper says human rights, weapons programs intricately linked

Report seeks celebrity support for N. Korean human rights
Rob York
Rob York January 23, 2015