The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for improving the human rights situation in North Korea for the 16th consecutive year.
The U.S. State Department will award up to $3 million in grants to organizations focusing on human rights in North Korea.
A United Nations committee on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for the improvement of the human rights situation in North Korea, which if passed by the UN General Assembly will be the 16th of its kind.
South Korea may not co-sponsor a resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights violations, Seoul’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said Monday.
The United Nations’ special envoy for human rights in North Korea on Thursday characterized the South Korean government’s inspections of defector-led civic groups as a politically motivated attempt to appease Pyongyang.
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the human rights situation in North Korea, vowing to continue efforts to allow residents in the regime to access independent information from abroad.
Representatives of the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon’s former secretary on Tuesday formally asked the country’s human rights watchdog to investigate Park’s alleged “sexual bullying” of the victim.
A United Nations special rapporteur said Wednesday that he will ask the South Korean government to explain its recent punishment of North Korean defector groups that sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the inter-Korean border.
Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul since 2011 and a former human rights lawyer, was found dead in northern Seoul on July 10 at age 64. Park was found dead in an apparent suicide seven hours after his daughter had reported him missing to the police...
Britain levied sanctions on two North Korean organizations for violations of human rights on Tuesday. “Forty-nine individuals and organizations involved in some of the most notorious human rights violations and abuses in recent years...