Essential Christmas reading for governments and policy makers
On 10 December – international human rights day – the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (APPG) published the findings of its Parliamentary Inquiry into persecution in North Korea. The report, Religion and Belief in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, includes witness accounts of the horrific human rights abuses suffered by religious and belief minorities in the country, which often go unheard because of the secrecy of the regime … read more
Newest member of UK Board of Directors shares his thoughts on North Korea
Around the world, many wondered whether the disappearance of Kim Jong Un from public view meant that a regime change had occurred in North Korea. This fascination with the unknown typifies the lack of information that we have from Pyongyang. But in some areas we truly do know what the world’s most repressive regime is doing – and that is frightening enough.
From my time in the United Nations enforcing sanctions against North Korea, I know that their regime poses a serious threat to international peace and security. This threat goes beyond their testing of nuclear weapons and their development of missile technology designed to hold the civilian populations of other countries hostage to nuclear blackmail … read more
Director of Human Liberty Center presents Genocide Findings to Congress