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Human Rights

Displaying all content tagged with the topic Human Rights.
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The second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 27 and 28 ended without an agreement. The key difference in the two leaders’ negotiating…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, North
Topic: Human Rights

March 8, 2019

K-pop had an explosive year in 2018, but it didn't arise from a vacuum. Since 1998, one web community – Soompi – has been sharing the latest information about Korea's…

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January 11, 2019

With appearances on major mainstream American TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel and the American Music Awards, BTS have broken into the American market in an unprecedented way this year. With…

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Topic: Human Rights

August 24, 2018

South Korea's government has increased its focus on different forms of diplomacy in recent years, from the more traditional government-to-government outreach of the Moon Administration's North Korea policy to a…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South
Topic: Human Rights

June 19, 2018

Join KEI and Asia Foundation for a discussion on North Korean refugee entrepreneurs and their experiences and challenges.

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Region: Asia
Topic: Inter-Korean, Human Rights, South Korea

January 21, 2021

On March 12, KEI hosted Steven Denney, Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto and columnist for The Diplomat, and Christopher Green, Ph.D. candidate at Leiden University and Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK, who presented their findings and analysis of the information management strategy the Kim Jong-un government is using in contemporary North Korea, especially how re-defector press conferences serve an important role in buttressing the North Korean leadership. Please click here to view the paper Please view the video of the program below

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Mr. Jang Jin-sung, author of Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escappee – A Look Inside North Korea, believes that elite families control various aspects of North Korea's market. This is likely to set the stage for inter-generational conflict. Mr. Jang considers that the likelihood of internal conflict will be higher as elites are increasingly forced to choose between "Kim and mammon."

 

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Topic: Human Rights, Economy, North Korea, Markets

While much of the attention on North Korea relates to its nuclear weapons program, the regime has a long record of human rights violations. In the fall of 2004, the United States Congress took up this issue with the intent of finding ways to improve the human rights situation in North Korea. The culmination of those efforts were the North Korea Human Rights Act, which was signed into law on October 18, 2004 by President George W. Bush. As the recent UN Commission of Inquiry report indicates, the issue of human rights in North Korea remains one of grave importance.  

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October 6, 2014