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Asan Institute-Korea Society Seminar: “Slavery and Forced Labor: Beyond the UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea”

Hosted by

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies (www.asaninst.org) & The Korea Society


The findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea (UN COI) outline in horrendous detail the crimes against humanity being committed as a matter of DPRK state policy. To support the momentum behind the UN COI findings and recommendations, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies published a new report titled Beyond the UN COI Report on Human Rights in the DPRK. The Asan report seeks to augment the COI findings by further examining the human rights abuses sustained by North Korean laborers, but not included in the COI report. The report details human rights abuses suffered by North Korean overseas workers and laborers in DPRK nuclear facilities. Through independent analysis and interviews with North Korean defectors, the report concludes that these groups are subjected to slavery and forced labor conditions that violate international law. These conditions are further symptomatic of how gross human rights violations are routinized at all levels of North Korean society. The Asan Institute authors and invited panelists will discuss the research findings and policy recommendations of this report.

Link to the report: http://en.asaninst.org/contents/asan-report-beyond-the-coi-dprk-human-rights-report/


Date / Time: Monday, November 24, 2014 / 12:00-1:30PM
Location: The Korea Society (950 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022)
RSVP: Please go to the registration page (click here) or email us at asaninstdc@asaninst.org.



Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President, The Korea Society

Shin Chang-Hoon
Research Fellow and Director, Center for Global Governance, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Go Myong-Hyun
Research Fellow, Risk, Information & Social Policy Program, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Sue Mi Terry, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University

Charles Armstrong, Professor, Columbia University

David Hawk, Author of Hidden Gulag

Param-Preet Singh, Senior Counsel, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch

William Newcomb, Visiting Scholar, U.S-Korea Institute, SAIS