[Academy][7] Week 9: Improving North Korean human rights through the international human rights regime

27 May 2015
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On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, the 9th week of lecture was held. Baek Beom-Seok (Kyunghee University professor) gave a lecture on the topic of “Improving North Korean human rights through the international human rights regime.” 

Introduction: North Korean human rights issue and new trends during the past 2 years 
Subject:
1) United Nation´s human rights system 4 stages:
1. United Nations Charter
2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
3. Economic, social and cultural rights conventions/International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
4. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Convention of the Rights of the Child, International Convention on the Protection of All Migrant Workers And their Families, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Convention on the Prevention of forced disappearance
2) Relevant human rights protecting UN treaty organizations 
3) UN human rights mechanisms
4) UN Human Rights Council
5) Universal review meeting
6) COI (United Nations Commission of Inquiry)

Conclusion: The way to improving North Korean human rights is through the international human rights regime