Session: Session 2 / Grand Ballroom 3
Date/Time: April 22, 2014 / 14:30-15:45
Chris Nelson, Samuels International Associates, Inc.
Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
Frank Jannuzi, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Lee Jung-Hoon, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROK
Greg Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
The recently released United Nations Human Rights Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report on North Korea has exposed as never before the systematic, methodic, and unspeakable violations of human rights being perpetrated by the North Korean state. The report coined a new term, “political genocide,” to try and capture the horrors being visited upon the people of North Korea. Responsibility to Protect (R2P) was articulated to underline the international community’s obligation to intervene to protect populations from genocide and other crimes against humanity committed by their own governments. What can and should be done? What is our responsibility to the North Korean people?