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#72: Religious Freedom Conditions in the DPRK 
Date : November 9, 2011
There continues to be a pressing need on the international level for further, more effective action that addresses the ongoing repression of religious freedom and other human rights in North Korea and the persistent problem of North Korean refugees in China. The international community’s understandable focus on nuclear security should not diminish diplomatic efforts to address human security in North Korea—indeed nuclear security and human security should be linked.   Source: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
An Absence of Choice: The Sexual Exploitation of North Korean Women in China 
Date : November 9, 2011
A comprehensive look at the risks North Korean women face in China, especially the trafficking of them conducted by both Chinese and Koreans. It draws upon first hand interviews with women who faced such issues and lays down legal arguments for their protection as a responsibility of the International community.   Source: Anti-Slavery International
Survival under Torture: Briefing Report on the Situation of Torture in the DPRK 
Date : November 8, 2011
This report focuses on the following three objectives: first, it analyses how North Korean refugees had been tortured during the process of interrogation by the National Security Agency and the People’s Safety Agency in detention facilities from 1993 to 2008 and estimates whether there has been actual improvement of human rights in the DPRK; second, according to the information accumulated through the NKHR’s researches, it explains the duty of the DPRK to prohibit torture under international and domestic laws; third, it presents a few recommendations to the North Korean authorities and proposals to the United Nations and the UN Special Rapporteurs for better protection of human rights in the DPRK.   Source: Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
Child is King of the Country: Briefing Report on the Situation of the Rights of ... 
Date : November 8, 2011
A situation report on the rights of the child in the DPRK which was conducted with an aim of reviewing the children’s rights situation in North Korea, providing assessment of recent improvements or worsening conditions, and analyzing the cause of these changes. An in-depth investigation into children’s rights, including education, health care, international humanitarian aid, issues of child labour, and the military use of children, based upon interviews with 50 defectors from North Korea.   Source: Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
The Last Outposts of Slavery of the Past XX Century 
Date : November 8, 2011
The detainees at the North Korean political penal-labor colonies and the South Korean POWs and civilian abductees are the last slaves of the 20th century who continue to be deprived of even the minimum of human rights. They are the victims of the ideological struggle of the communists, and strident antagonistic inter-Korean relations. Yet, even though the Cold War has already been resolved in many ways, these victims of history still need to be saved.   Source: Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
2010 Human Rights Report: Democratic People's Republic of Korea 
Date : November 8, 2011
An in-depth profile and summary of the current condition of human rights issues in North Korea.   Source: U.S. Department of State
North Korea: Case to Answer, Call to Act 
Date : November 8, 2011
The analysis focuses primarily on the extensive political prison camp system where 200,000 people are believed to be held. It has been written by international lawyers and provides extensive testimonies and quotes from North Koreans. It represents the culmination of seven years of research and draws heavily on interviews and consultations with over 80 North Korean defectors.   Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide
North Korea: Freedom of Movement, Opinion and Expression 
Date : November 8, 2011
Briefly explains the importance of these rights and examples of their violation in North Korea, followed by recommendations.   Source: Amnesty International
North Korea: The Right to Food and Monitoring Human Rights 
Date : November 8, 2011
A brief, 2 page report on the severity of the food shortage in North Korea, and the limitations of access allowed by Human Rights monitors.   Source: Amnesty International 
North Korea: Torture, Death Penalty and Abductions 
Date : November 8, 2011
A brief outline with specific examples of the current violations under the three categories, and Amnesty International's recommendations to address them.   Source: Amnesty International
The Crumbling Sate of Healtchare in North Korea 
Date : November 8, 2011
Amnesty International has documented how widespread and chronic malnutrition, which suppresses people’s immune system, has triggered epidemics and mass outbreaks of illnesses related to poor diet. Interviews with North Koreans depict a country that professes to have a universal (free) health care system but in reality struggles to provide even the most basic service to the population. For this report, between November 2009 and June 2010, AI interviewed more than 40 North Koreans, as well as organizations and health professionals who work with North Koreans.   Source: Amnesty International
#124: UNHR Universal Periodic Review: DPRK 
Date : November 8, 2011
A summary of the human rights concerns held by various nations around the world and the DPRK’s response to and defence of them.   Source: National Human Rights Commission of Korea 
#126: Survey Report on Political Prisoners' Camps in North Korea 
Date : November 8, 2011
The political prisoners’ camps (PPC) in North Korea represent a core issue of human rights violations. PPC represent the most serious violations of human rights, perhaps unparalleled in world history, in terms of the number of victims, the nature of processes leading to detention, length in time of the camps’ existence, charges against the detainees and horrendous living conditions. The objective of this survey report is to present an overall and systematic analysis of PPC on the basis of in-depth interviews with North Korean witnesses in respect to the nature of human rights violation in PPC, the degree to which they are systematic, and the analysis and assessment of changes since the 1990s.   Source: National Human Rights Commission of Korea
#127: Human Rights Violations against North Korea Refugee Women 
Date : November 7, 2011
A report examining and systematizing the situation of human rights violations faced by North Korean refugee women in the process of their escape from North Korea and their resettlement, with a goal to improve North Korean refugee women's human rights situation and the proposal of relevant policy implications.   Source: National Human Rights Commission of Korea      
Denied Status, Denied Education 
Date : October 20, 2011
This 23-page report documents how such children live without legal identity or access to elementary education. These children live in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in eastern Jilin Province, northeast China (near its border with North Korea). Some are from North Korea while others were born in China and have Chinese fathers and North Korean mothers.   Source: Human Rights Watch
 
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