September 26, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Kim Jong Un accelerates upgrades at luxury lake resort and party office HQ
NK PRO

Kim Jong Un accelerates upgrades at luxury lake resort and party office HQ

Satellite imagery suggests DPRK has found new resources to pour into leader’s projects despite economic ‘hardships’

Kim Jong Un accelerates upgrades at luxury lake resort and party office HQ
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 24, 2022
How North Korea’s bizarre propaganda could outlive the Kim dynasty
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How North Korea’s bizarre propaganda could outlive the Kim dynasty

Example of post-Soviet states suggests DPRK’s mythology may not disappear even after unification or regime collapse

How North Korea’s bizarre propaganda could outlive the Kim dynasty
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 23, 2022
Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Search seeks records that shine light on Moon administration’s decision-making process in controversial 2019 case

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts | Sojin Jung August 19, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What is it like to defect across the Northern Limit Line?

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to defect across the Northern Limit Line?

One of the few defectors to escape by sea tells the story of how he and his father pulled it off

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to defect across the Northern Limit Line?
Sersong Han
Sersong Han August 19, 2022
Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

In speech, North Korean leader thanks soldiers mobilized to manage medicines and says he felt ‘empty’ about lockdowns

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 19, 2022
State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan

An in-depth analysis of praise of Kim Il Sung, an investigation into colonial-era force labor and COVID policy changes

State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 18, 2022
Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China

Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China

Experts say changes may seek to allay public dissatisfaction and convince Beijing to resume cross-border trade

Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 17, 2022
UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

Nonprofit receives sanctions waiver to send aid to a Pyongyang rehabilitation center, but unclear when it might arrive

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 17, 2022
How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
NK PRO

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay

While Kim Il Sung launched campaigns that curbed graft, Kim Jong Un has found corruption beneficial to his regime

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
Christopher Carothers
Christopher Carothers August 16, 2022
North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders

North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders

State media announces rollback of masking, social distancing rules after Kim Jong Un announces “victory” over virus

North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 13, 2022
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