Protecting Fundamental Freedoms

It Will Take All of Us ... to confront violations of Human Liberty

The fundamental liberties of all people will only be safe when we recognize it's everyone's business. What affects one, affects us all. The hidden holocaust in North Korea, violence against women in Botswana, human trafficking in Burma and the assault on freedom of conscious in Pakistan are examples of violations that impact our world and marginalize the gift of life on this planet. We ask you to consider the ways you and those you know can help fight for and protect human liberty in places where hope is quickly disappearing.  Human liberty is an international non-profit organization with an academic center at Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea and offices in London and Washington, DC.

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…

Newest member of UK Board of Directors shares personal 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…

Five North Korean Activities More Threatening than Testing Missiles?

Few doubt the threat to human liberty posed by the North Korean regime within the borders of North Korea. But what about the threat this regime poses to those outside its borders? This question often gets raised in the wake of the latest missile test or the most recent evidence North Korea is working on…

Eyewitness: A North Korean refugee’s story of life in a gulag

The only escapee of North Koreas most brutal prison camp has lived to tell us a story of unspeakable horror. Starved of food and common humanity, Shin proves that gulags are still a tragic reality. “We were always hungry. Shins most vivid memory of his life in the camp is the constant hunger he felt,…