February 21, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

From bad to worse: Charting the breakdown of inter-Korean ties in 2023

From bad to worse: Charting the breakdown of inter-Korean ties in 2023

NK News recaps developments set to spill into next year, from unanswered hotlines and border risks to North Korean nukes

From bad to worse: Charting the breakdown of inter-Korean ties in 2023
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2023
Kim Jong Un appears to reward top officials with luxury Mercedes cars

Kim Jong Un appears to reward top officials with luxury Mercedes cars

North Korean leader’s inner circle seen driving new vehicles after his own fleet recently upgraded

Kim Jong Un appears to reward top officials with luxury Mercedes cars
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 29, 2023
North Korea opens new hydroelectric dam in bid to solve ‘power problem’

North Korea opens new hydroelectric dam in bid to solve ‘power problem’

Expert says plant could improve lives of locals, while location suggests it may also power ski resort

North Korea opens new hydroelectric dam in bid to solve ‘power problem’
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 28, 2023
North Korea tells UN committee it’s promoting rights of people with disabilities

North Korea tells UN committee it’s promoting rights of people with disabilities

DPRK engagement with UN and passage of new law points to continued progress on disability issues, expert says

North Korea tells UN committee it’s promoting rights of people with disabilities
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 28, 2023
3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
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3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 27, 2023
What over 100 experts think about North Korea’s next steps – Ep. 322
Podcast

What over 100 experts think about North Korea’s next steps – Ep. 322

Chad O’Carroll discusses survey results on influencing Pyongyang, prospects for reopening, inter-Korean policy and more

What over 100 experts think about North Korea’s next steps – Ep. 322
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News December 27, 2023
Seoul unveils ambitious plan to raise awareness about North Korean human rights

Seoul unveils ambitious plan to raise awareness about North Korean human rights

Three-year road map calls for research center and sending info to DPRK citizens, but experts say some goals unrealistic

Seoul unveils ambitious plan to raise awareness about North Korean human rights
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park December 26, 2023
UN refugee agency calls for China to give ‘humanitarian space’ to North Koreans

UN refugee agency calls for China to give ‘humanitarian space’ to North Koreans

Letter sent in July stressed severe treatment returnees face but failed to stop forced repatriation of 100s in October

UN refugee agency calls for China to give ‘humanitarian space’ to North Koreans
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 26, 2023
Ask a North Korean: Can children in the DPRK express their creativity?

Ask a North Korean: Can children in the DPRK express their creativity?

David, who defected in 2012, writes about discovering the joys of self-expression through his work as a YouTuber

Ask a North Korean: Can children in the DPRK express their creativity?
David December 25, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: Where will the country be five years from now?

Next steps for North Korea: Where will the country be five years from now?

Most experts predict continued isolation and decline, while minority say Russia and China will prop up DPRK economy

Next steps for North Korea: Where will the country be five years from now?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 22, 2023
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