Forum on North Korean Human Rights and Engagement

EAHRNK’s notice of their upcoming one-day conference on North Korean Human Rights and Engagement: Rethinking our Approach to Media Reporting, Human Rights, and Engagement with North Korea European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea – EAHRNK Forum: Rethinking our Approach to Media Reporting, Human Rights, and Engagement with North Korea to be held at […]

Shin Dong-hyuk: “passionate human rights campaigner and an ordinary young man”

Youngeun Koo reports from the first of EAHRNK’s “North Korean Memoirs” events. On Tuesday 16 September, the UK had the rare opportunity to meet Shin Dong-hyuk in person. Shin is so far the only person known to have successfully escaped from Camp 14, a ‘total control camp’ in North Korea. Organised by European Alliance for […]

Conference report: ROK-UK Forum on Peaceful Unification of Korea and Human Rights in North Korea

Thanks to guest contributor Sinae Hong for this report from the conference earlier this week. The ROK-UK Forum on Peaceful Unification of Korea and Human Rights in North Korea was held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel on Friday 19th November, 2013. The Cromwell Suite was full with well over 150 people, from British Veterans of […]

UN Commission on Human Rights in North Korea to hold public meeting in London

In Westminster Central Hall this Wednesday (23 October, exact time tbc) there will be a public meeting chaired by the UN Commission investigation human rights abuses in North Korea. The official press release follows: UN Commission on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to hold public hearings in UK and US GENEVA, 17 October 2013 – […]

Yodok Stories – Documentary screening and Q&A

Amnesty International UK is a regular host of events which shine the spotlight on human rights abuses in North Korea. This coming Tuesday you have an opportunity to watch a documentary about the notorious Yodok camp, followed by Q&A with a former prisoner there. Yodok Stories – Documentary screening and Q&A An evening of North […]

Oh Kil-nam, double defector, on the BBC

Interesting interview with Oh Kil-nam on the BBC website. Oh defected from the South to the North with his family (partly at the persuasion of composer Yun Isang), realised his mistake and defected back – on his own. His wife and daughters (now known as the Daughters of Tongyeong) got sent to Yodok. You can […]