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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: […]

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APPG provides summary of their conference on violence against women

by Philip Gowman 12 March 2016
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The All Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea has published a brief write-up of their conference on violence against women and girls in North Korea, which was held on 22 February in the Houses of Parliament. They hope to upload the conference papers in due course. The report includes photos of the event by the […]

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

by Events Editor 12 February 2016
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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 […]

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Event news: APPGNK on Sanctioning North Korea

by Events Editor 17 January 2016
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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, […]

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Event news: APPG meeting and book introduction

by Events Editor 9 December 2015
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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 […]

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North Korean refugee gives testimony

by Philip Gowman 3 July 2011
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Radio interview with Kim Hye Sook, an escapee from one of North Korea's prison camps, on the BBC website: http://bbc.in/lFPRlO # 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 […]

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North Korean human rights and money laundering discussed in the Lords

by Philip Gowman 3 February 2010
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A transcript of the discussion in the House of Lords earlier this week North Korea: Human Rights Question 2.57 pm Tuesday February 2nd 2010 Tabled by Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of alleged human rights violations in North Korea following the publication of the report by the […]

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From Gulag to Getaway: North Korean refugees tell their story in Parliament

by Philip Gowman 5 November 2009
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“In South Korea, we are taught English, Maths, things like that. We are taught nothing about North Korea.” I was talking to a young South Korean after a meeting of the North Korean All-Party Parliamentary Group. She was visibly shocked at what she had just heard. Two North Korean refugees – Jung Guang-il and Lee […]

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Event report: Four Ambassadors, and not enough Space

by Philip Gowman 2 April 2009
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Ambassador Chun (South Korea) and Ambassador Ja (North Korea) have an exchange of views in the UK Houses of Parliament

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Carpe Diem – Lord Alton and Baroness Cox report from the DPRK

by Philip Gowman 26 February 2009
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Two British parliamentarians return from the DPRK and report on the meetings they held with DPRK officials

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Lord Alton and Baroness Cox return from Pyongyang

by Philip Gowman 7 February 2009
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British Parliamentarians call on the new Obama administration to bring about a formal cessation of hostilities and normalisation of relations with DPRK

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Anglo-Korean Society annual House of Commons dinner

by Events Editor 28 September 2008
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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 […]

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Ambassador Ja in the House of Lords

by Philip Gowman 5 March 2008

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 — […]

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Anglo-Korean Bridge At The House Of Commons

by Jennifer Barclay 10 November 2007
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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 […]

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Anglo-Korean Society Annual Dinner

by Events Editor 6 October 2007

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) […]

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New report presents evidence of crimes against humanity

by Philip Gowman 20 June 2007
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Christian Solidarity Worldwide yesterday launched a new report, seven years in the making, which concluded that there is a prima facie case that the DPRK regime is guilty of crimes against humanity. The report has had input from lawyers familiar with the international human rights regime and is based, inter alia, on interviews with 80 […]

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British-North Korea Parliamentary Group meeting

by Events Editor 8 June 2007
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The All-party British-North Korea Parliamentary Group is holding an evidence session at 11:00am on Tuesday 19 June in the Moses Room in the Houses of Parliament. The purpose of group, chaired by Lord Alton, is to engage in dialogue with the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; to develop links between parliamentarians in […]

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