May 27, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to work as an overseas laborer in Russia?

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to work as an overseas laborer in Russia?

A former worker in Far East details why the regime sends citizens abroad and a typical day on a construction site

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to work as an overseas laborer in Russia?
Jin Ju-dong March 29, 2024
In Seoul, high-rises double as army outposts in war against North Korean drones

In Seoul, high-rises double as army outposts in war against North Korean drones

Anti-aircraft guns on skyscrapers can help counter evolving threats, but risk turning civilian buildings into targets

In Seoul, high-rises double as army outposts in war against North Korean drones
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer March 28, 2024
State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups
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State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups

An in-depth analysis of the death of a 77-year-old organization, Vietnam ties, human rights criticism and more

State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung March 28, 2024
After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks

After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks

Leader’s sister says DPRK will reject all contact with Tokyo, concluding summit offer was ‘politically motivated’

After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 27, 2024
North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show

Decision to blur host’s pants reflects regime’s ban on jeans since the early 90s, expert says

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 26, 2024
‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups

‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups

Humanitarian groups say they still don’t know when they can return, while UN still appears to be relying on 2019 data

‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 26, 2024
Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity

Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity

Leader’s sister claims Japanese PM floated meeting again via new ‘channel’ but repeats criticism of Tokyo’s policies

Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 25, 2024
North Korea still running COVID import center despite easing border controls
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North Korea still running COVID import center despite easing border controls

Continued activity at pandemic-era facilities suggests authorities see political value in strong inspection regime

North Korea still running COVID import center despite easing border controls
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 22, 2024
State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’
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State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’

An in-depth analysis of daughter’s idolization, a new housing law, Pyongyang’s diplomatic outreach and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung March 21, 2024
100K North Koreans still earning money for regime overseas: UN report

100K North Koreans still earning money for regime overseas: UN report

Information provided to Panel of Experts suggests DPRK laborers generate $500M per year in violation of UN sanctions

100K North Koreans still earning money for regime overseas: UN report
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 21, 2024
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