August 16, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: What are toilets like in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What are toilets like in the DPRK?

Public restrooms and toilet paper are in short supply, while expense of flush toilets results in a porcelain ‘hierarchy’

Ask a North Korean: What are toilets like in the DPRK?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley July 29, 2022
As NATO eyes Asia, where does the China-North Korea relationship stand?
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As NATO eyes Asia, where does the China-North Korea relationship stand?

Fractures remain, but longtime allies likely to grow closer as security alliance seeks to expand presence beyond Europe

As NATO eyes Asia, where does the China-North Korea relationship stand?
Edward Howell
Edward Howell July 28, 2022
Interview: What South Korea’s new human rights envoy means for inter-Korean ties

Interview: What South Korea’s new human rights envoy means for inter-Korean ties

Robert King says South Korea no longer willing to place DPRK human rights on back burner, calls on US to do the same

Interview: What South Korea’s new human rights envoy means for inter-Korean ties
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 28, 2022
Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

5,300 servicemembers were left behind after the conflict, and time is running out for their families to find closure

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War
Rick Downes
Rick Downes July 28, 2022
Korean War memorial in Washington adds names of fallen soldiers

Korean War memorial in Washington adds names of fallen soldiers

US dedicates new addition honoring nearly 44,000 Americans and Koreans killed during 1950-1953 conflict with North Korea

Korean War memorial in Washington adds names of fallen soldiers
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca July 28, 2022
North Korean prisoner of war dies in South without realizing repatriation wish

North Korean prisoner of war dies in South without realizing repatriation wish

ROK authorities refused to allow DPRK partisan Ri Tu Hwa to return to North after she was captured during Korean War

North Korean prisoner of war dies in South without realizing repatriation wish
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2022
Prosecutors raid unification ministry over suspected Moon-era wrongdoing

Prosecutors raid unification ministry over suspected Moon-era wrongdoing

Investigation into hiring practices latest example of ROK presidents' ‘vindictive hounding’ of predecessors, expert says

Prosecutors raid unification ministry over suspected Moon-era wrongdoing
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Sojin Jung July 27, 2022
South Koreans divided on 2019 repatriation of two North Koreans, polls show

South Koreans divided on 2019 repatriation of two North Koreans, polls show

Opinions fall along party lines, with conservatives more likely to see handover by progressive government as mistake

South Koreans divided on 2019 repatriation of two North Koreans, polls show
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2022
UN Command was unaware repatriated North Koreans wanted to defect in 2019: Seoul

UN Command was unaware repatriated North Koreans wanted to defect in 2019: Seoul

Unification minister says UNC was caught off guard when one of two fisherman resisted handover at Panmunjom

UN Command was unaware repatriated North Koreans wanted to defect in 2019: Seoul
North Korea’s COVID-19 testing limitations cast fog over outbreak’s future

North Korea’s COVID-19 testing limitations cast fog over outbreak’s future

Expert says DPRK’s ‘crude’ approach to identifying variants could lead to continued uncertainty about true case counts

North Korea’s COVID-19 testing limitations cast fog over outbreak’s future
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 26, 2022
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