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The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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UN Special Rapporteur Leads Effort Opposing China’s Forcible Repatriation of North Korean Refugees

Robert King
November 28, 2023
China's forced repatriation of North Koreans who fled their country is a violation of international human rights law. 

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Dysfunctional Senate Prevents Confirmation of U.S. Ambassador for North Korean Human Rights

Robert King
July 14, 2023
Dysfunction in the Congress is preventing the confirmation on Julie Turner as U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights.

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Senate Committee Hearing on North Korean Human Rights Envoy Julie Turner: Confirmation Appears Imminent

Robert King
May 24, 2023
In her confirmation hearing, Norht Korea Human Rights Enoy nominee Julie Turner identified five key areas that will be her focus.

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Seoul Releases Critical Report Discussing North Korean Human Rights Abuses

Robert King
April 3, 2023
South Korea publishes its first public report on North Korean human rights since the passage of the 2016 North Korea Human Rights Act.

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The Forced Labor Solution - The Triumph Of Korean Leadership Over Japanese Timidity

Daniel Sneider
March 6, 2023
The announcement of a plan to resolve the issue of Korean wartime forced laborers was driven by the Korean government, but can it hold?

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President Biden Nominates Julie Turner as Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights

Robert King
January 27, 2023
On January 23, President Joe Biden officially nominated Julie Turner as Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues.

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Congressional Disfunction and the Prospect for Legislation on North Korean Human Rights

Robert King
January 12, 2023
What does the difficulting electing the Speaker of the House suggest in regards to legislation on North Korean human rights?

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South Korea Re-engages on North Korean Human Rights in the United Nations; UN Special Rapporteur Makes First Report

Robert King
November 4, 2022
As South Korea re-engages on the issue of human rights in North Korea at the United Nations, the new UN Special Rapporteur debuts.

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