Exporting Enslavement: the Exploitation of North Korean Labourers

Thousands of North Korean workers have been exported across the world to raise hard currency for the North Korean Government. Working under conditions that can only be defined as ‘forced labour’, a political elite in Pyongyang is able to import luxury goods, finance an extensive concentration camp and surveillance network, and build a functioning nuclear […]

Event news: an evening with 3 North Korean exiles

A useful preparation for the all-day conference on the UN Commission of Inquiry’s report on human rights in the DPRK. Booking required via Eventbrite. Exposing North Korea’s Human Rights Abuse: An Evening with 3 Exiles 10 March 2016, 19:00–21:00 Location: MEET 116 | SOAS | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Hosted […]

Conference news: Addressing violence against women and girls in the DPRK

News of the APPGNK’s upcoming one-day conference: Addressing violence against women and girls in the DPRK 22 February 2016, The Houses of Parliament 9am – 4pm The All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea is pleased to announce the programme for its upcoming conference, titled Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls in the DPRK. Programme 9.00 […]

Looking back at 2015: Domestic news

Our final look back at 2015: mainly domestic news stories from South Korea. In the news After 62 years of adultery being a criminal offence in the ROK, the constitutional court decided to decriminalise it by a vote of 7 to 2.  Four out of ten married Korean males heaved a sigh of relief  and shares […]

Looking back at 2015: DPRK and regional news

In our third review of 2015, we look at some of the North Korea related news, and stories which put the peninsula in a wider East Asian context. DPRK Human rights and defectors Shin Dong-hyuk, the most prominent campaigner among the defector community, admitted that some of his testimony (eg, in Escape from Camp 14) […]

Yeonmi Park is Radio 4 book of the week

Yeonmi Park’s refugee memoir In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom is Radio 4’s book of the week this week, airing at 9:45am. If you missed this morning’s episode there’s a repeat at 12:30 tonight, or of course you can listen to it for the next 30 days on the Radio […]

Event news: The Promised Land screens at the ICA

Anna miyoung Kim continues her work looking at the hidden costs of economic development with a film screening of The Promised Land. The screening is free, but registration is essential via info@annaartproject.co.uk. The Promised Land Human Rights of Migrant Workers Köken Ergun | Kyongju Park | Santiago Sierra | Ekta Mittal and Yashiswini Raghunandan Wednesday […]