May 16, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Settling in Seoul: How was the education center for new North Korean defectors?

Settling in Seoul: How was the education center for new North Korean defectors?

The Hanawon resettlement facility helps new arrivals adjust to South Korean life, but not all defectors like going there

Settling in Seoul: How was the education center for new North Korean defectors?
Sersong Han
Sersong Han April 21, 2022
North Korea slams European Parliament as ‘gang of liars’ after human rights vote

North Korea slams European Parliament as ‘gang of liars’ after human rights vote

The parliament adopted a new resolution this month condemning North Korea human rights violations

North Korea slams European Parliament as ‘gang of liars’ after human rights vote
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 20, 2022
Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul

Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul

Pandemic border controls continue to limit numbers, as expert says North Koreans’ lives becoming more difficult

Eleven North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter of 2022: Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 15, 2022
State media review: North Korea’s nonstop celebrations for Kim family leaders
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State media review: North Korea’s nonstop celebrations for Kim family leaders

An in-depth analysis of the many holiday festivities for Kim Il Sung’s 110th birthday and Kim Jong Un anniversaries

State media review: North Korea’s nonstop celebrations for Kim family leaders
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 14, 2022
Kim Jong Un opens ‘luxury’ homes for his elite supporters in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un opens ‘luxury’ homes for his elite supporters in Pyongyang

North Korean media touts project as loyalty reward, doesn’t mention ‘hardships’ like at earlier ceremony for new homes

Kim Jong Un opens ‘luxury’ homes for his elite supporters in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 14, 2022
Hostility toward North Korean defectors on rise in South Korea: Survey

Hostility toward North Korean defectors on rise in South Korea: Survey

One in four reports enmity toward defectors, which experts say reflects growing prejudice toward minorities globally

Hostility toward North Korean defectors on rise in South Korea: Survey
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 13, 2022
Ask a North Korean: Was there a specific experience that drove you to defect?

Ask a North Korean: Was there a specific experience that drove you to defect?

A defector describes how imprisonment by secret police separated her from family but strengthened her resolve to live

Ask a North Korean: Was there a specific experience that drove you to defect?
Jin
Jin April 13, 2022
How North Korea tried and failed to boost consumption of the other white meat
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How North Korea tried and failed to boost consumption of the other white meat

The regime heralded a future of ‘silk clothes’ and ‘meat soup’ through mass pig farms, a vision that never came to pass

How North Korea tried and failed to boost consumption of the other white meat
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 12, 2022
North Korea reports no COVID cases amid signs of trade restart with Russia

North Korea reports no COVID cases amid signs of trade restart with Russia

Number of people screened increases slightly as testing of workers handling imported cargo continues

North Korea reports no COVID cases amid signs of trade restart with Russia
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts April 11, 2022
North Korea debuts first new film in 5 years to fight ‘anti-party’ thought

North Korea debuts first new film in 5 years to fight ‘anti-party’ thought

New movie tackles 1950s era anti-government ‘plot’ in order to teach lessons of defending ruling system

North Korea debuts first new film in 5 years to fight ‘anti-party’ thought
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 11, 2022
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