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USCIRF Urges Religious Freedom Be Included in UN SC 
Date : December 15, 2015
North Korea: USCIRF Urges Religious Freedom Be Included in UN Security Council Human Rights Meeting December 9, 2015WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission…
South Korea Says It’s Working to Halt Refugees’ Return to North 
Date : December 1, 2015
The office of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea said that her government was trying to secure the freedom of nine North Koreans who were in danger of being sent back…
Defunct medical system revitalizes once unpopular majors 
Date : November 30, 2015
The collapse of North Korea’s medical system and dysfunction at state-run hospitals has triggered a change in preference for majors at medical schools, with students now…
Desperate resident takes own life in front of KWP building 
Date : November 30, 2015
In protest against the government’s inaction on a personal grievance case, a North Korean resident has reportedly committed suicide in front of the Korean Workers' Party…
Women's Union members forced to fork over more cash 
Date : November 30, 2015
As the weather turns chilly and the year draws to an end, North Korean residents have been kept quite busy by mandatory year-end self criticism  sessions. In particu…
Radio broadcasts encourage Party cadres to compare notes 
Date : November 30, 2015
More Workers’ Party cadres in North Korea are tuning into banned radio broadcasts beamed in from other countries on a regular basis, and with this comes growing awarenes…
Marginal improvement at 'kyohwaso' amid international pressure 
Date : November 30, 2015
A continual number of deaths within North Korea’s kyohwaso [reeducation camps, which function as prisons] from torture and beatings has prompted leader Kim Jong Un to or…
N. Korean human rights resolution passes through U.N. committee 
Date : November 24, 2015
The Third Committee of the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution on North Korea's human rights situation that calls for referring North Korea to the International Cri…
45 countries sponsor new U.N. resolution on North Korea human rights 
Date : November 17, 2015
A total of 45 countries sponsored a new U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for the referral of North Korea to the International Criminal Court for its human rights …
U.N. draft resolution asks U.N. to refer North Korea to ICC 
Date : November 5, 2015
The European Union and Japan have circulated a draft U.N. resolution that encourages the U.N. Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Crimina…
North Korea putting thousands into forced labour abroad, U.N. says 
Date : November 5, 2015
United Nation's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, Marzuki Darusman, claims that tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in condi…
Ex-U.N. panel chief calls for renewed attention on N.K. 
Date : November 2, 2015
The former head of a U.N. investigative panel on North Korea's human rights violations, Michel Kirby, called for renewed international attention to the problem …
Efforts to bring perpetrators to justice key to improving North Korea human righ... 
Date : October 29, 2015
Efforts to bring perpetrators to justice key to improving North Korea human rights situation: U.N. chiefIn the September 25-dated report to the U.N. General Assembly, U.N…
BBC director Tony Hall plans to start broadcasting radio in North Korea for the ... 
Date : October 27, 2015
The Korean Central News Agency provides the only source of information for all media outlets in North KoreaThe BBC is planning to start broadcasting daily news in North K…
N. Korea vows counteraction over proposed U.N. resolution on N.K. human rights 
Date : October 22, 2015
North Korea announced that it would take "the toughest counteraction" against a proposed U.N. resolution that targets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over the North's dis…
 
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