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The Asan Institute for Policy Studies and the Georgetown University SFS Asian Studies Program will host a public seminar titled, “Slavery and Forced Labor: Beyond the UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea” on Friday, November 21 in Washington, D.C.

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 DPRK. The Asan report seeks to augment the UN COI findings by further examining the human rights abuses sustained by North Korean laborers, but not included in the UN COI report. The report details human rights abuses suffered by North Koreans overseas workers and laborers in their 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 two Asan Institute authors and invited panelists will discuss the research findings and policy recommendations of this report in this public seminar.

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

Date / Time: Friday, November 21, 2014 / 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Georgetown University (Intercultural Center 302-P)
RSVP: Please go to the registration page (click here) or email us at asaninstdc@asaninst.org.



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

Victor Cha
Director of Asian Studies and D.S. Song-KF Endowed Chair in Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University; Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS

Greg Scarlatoiu
Executive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)