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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
A Matter of Survival 
Date : October 20, 2011
This 34-page report examines recent worrisome developments in North Korea’s food policies, its marginalization of the World Food Programme (WFP), its refusal to allow adequate monitoring of food aid, and the implications of the government’s new policies. Human Rights Watch noted that only a decade ago, similar policies led to the famine that killed anywhere from 580,000 to more than 3 million, according to independent researchers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).   Source: Human Rights Watch
DailyNK Link Page 
Date : October 20, 2011
Summary and analysis of the North Korean witnesses to the Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea.   Source: The Daily NK
Building Bridges Not Walls 
Date : October 20, 2011
The Third Report by Lord Alton of Liverpool and Baroness Cox of Queensburry. This report chronicles the findings of Lord Alton and Baroness Cox on their third visit to North Korea in October of 2010. The report looks to find a way towards a permanent piece treaty. It suggests confidence building measures, examines the human right situation in North Korea, and builds on their previous two reports.   Source: Jubilee Campaign
A Regional Solution for Human Rights and the End of Weapons of Mass Destruction ... 
Date : October 20, 2011
By Grace M. Kang.   Since October of 2002, the international community has been focused solely on resolving the issue of North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability, despite other significant threats posed by the reclusive regime. These problems include North Korea's probable possession of one of the world's largest chemical weapons arsenals, its biological weapons capability, its trade in missiles and illegal goods, its potential linkage to terrorists, and its horrendous human rights violations. A comprehensive solution to the threats posed by the DPRK is necessary for achieving true security. Linkage of various issues, including human security and economic benefits, should be utilized to achieve progress. This solution should incorporate existing legal conventions to create an architecture of standards for achieving security. Broadening the scope of negotiations also provides more opportunities for cooperation on economic, scientific, and educational issues. East Asian states should seize the opportunity to find common ground and create a permanent security structure for the region. Resolving the DPRK problem within this context would improve the prospect for a more…
 
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