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Human rights in North Korea after a decade of change

The All Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea invites you to the launch of a landmark new report on human rights in North Korea: Movies, markets and mass surveillance: Human rights in North Korea after a decade of change Monday 5th February, 5-7pm Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament Speaking at the event will be: … [Read More]

Event news: APPGNK on Sanctioning North Korea

Notice of a public event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea: APPG Event: Sanctioning North Korea A talk with Andrea Berger (RUSI) and Maya Lester (Brick Court Chambers) 5pm, Monday 18th January Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament The All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea invites you to attend an event titled, … [Read More]

Event news: APPG meeting and book introduction

Notice of an upcoming North Korea-related event: The All-Party Parliamentary Group will be hosting an open meeting on Monday 14th December. The event will serve two purposes. Firstly, to outline the Group’s recent business and its strategy for 2016. Secondly, to host Daniel Tudor (former Korea correspondent at the Economist) who will introduce his new … [Read More]

North Korean refugee gives testimony

Radio interview with Kim Hye Sook, an escapee from one of North Korea's prison camps, on the BBC website: # The testimony of concentration camp escapees before the All Party Parliamentary Group now seems to be an annual event. This year courtesy of Christian Solidarity Worldwide Michael Rank reports from the hearing in the … [Read More]

Lord Alton and Baroness Cox return from Pyongyang

Press release dated 7 February UK PARLIAMENTARIANS RETURN FROM NORTH KOREA CALLING FOR US TO END HOSTILITIES British Parliamentarians Lord David Alton and Baroness Caroline Cox have returned today from a five day visit to North Korea and are calling on the new Obama administration to bring about a formal cessation of hostilities and normalisation … [Read More]

Anglo-Korean Society annual House of Commons dinner

A reminder of the Anglo-Korean Society annual House of Commons dinner on Thursday 6 November. This ever-popular event will commence with a guided tour of the chambers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, followed by a reception on the Terrace Pavilion and dinner at the Churchill Dining Room. The guest speaker … [Read More]

Ambassador Ja in the House of Lords

In the very same room where, nine months ago, two DPRK defectors told their stories, last night the DPRK ambassador addressed members of both Houses of Parliament and answered questions. It was disappointing that so few MPs were there1, but their absence made sure there was plenty of room for members of the public — … [Read More]

Anglo-Korean Bridge At The House Of Commons

By Jennifer Barclay ‘You getting wet, love?’ asked the policeman outside the Houses of Parliament, where it was drizzling on the evening of 25 October. I was early and getting a little damp, but sure my ticket bearer would show up soon. Instead, the policeman ushered me inside, giving me an opportunity to gaze on … [Read More]

Anglo-Korean Society Annual Dinner

A reminder to members of the Anglo-Korean Society to get their cheques off to Sylvia Park soon. Deadline for cheques is 15 October. In case you’ve lost the application form, you can download it here. The details: Thursday 25th October at the House of Commons. Host: Peter Bottomley M.P. (Secretary of the Anglo-Korean Parliamentary Group) … [Read More]