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June 17, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns

20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns

Abductee issue has been insurmountable since Junichiro Koizumi and Kim Jong Il met, but hopes persist for third summit

20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo May 23, 2024
South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un

South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un

Ban on ‘Friendly Father’ music video under Cold War-era law is excessive and undermines democratic freedoms, experts say

South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 21, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?

A defector writes about being forced to work even as an elementary school student and the trauma it left him with

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
David May 21, 2024
North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report

North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report

Study finds scientists and engineers face unsafe conditions that violate human rights and are not just privileged elite

North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 20, 2024
North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run

North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run

Blowout of South Korea and 1-0 victory over China set stage for face off against Japan in Asian Cup final

North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run
Joe Smith
Joe Smith | Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
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State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring

An in-depth analysis of criticism toward US allies, praise for youth laborers, a tourney for ‘golf addicts’ and more

State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung May 16, 2024
UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea

UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea

But South Korean aid agency says Seoul has rejected its requests, scuppering hopes of shipping machine parts to DPRK

UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 16, 2024
Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
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Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest

Laborers face difficult and unsafe conditions overseas, but many volunteer for chance to earn money and leave the DPRK

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 15, 2024
South Korean foreign minister calls for China to stop repatriating North Koreans

South Korean foreign minister calls for China to stop repatriating North Koreans

In talks with Chinese counterpart, Cho Tae-yul also raised concerns about Russia-DPRK weapons trade and Korea tensions

South Korean foreign minister calls for China to stop repatriating North Koreans
Lina Park
Lina Park May 14, 2024
Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch

Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch

Launch of balloons carrying flash drives with K-pop is Park Sang-hak’s first since court struck down anti-leaflet law

Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 13, 2024
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