On June 8, 2022, NKDB, along with Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, will be hosting a book launch event for the Korean release of the North Korean Conundrum!
North Korea is consistently identified as one of the world’s worst human rights abusers. However, the issue of human rights in North Korea is a complex one, intertwined with issues like life in the North Korean police state, inter-Korean relations, denuclearization, access to information in the North, and international cooperation, to name a few. The contributors to The North Korean Conundrum explore how dealing with the issue of human rights is shaped and affected by the political issues with which it is so entwined. Sections discuss the role of the United Nations; how North Koreans’ limited access to information is part of the problem, and how this is changing; the relationship between human rights and denuclearization; and North Korean human rights in comparative perspective.
Don't miss your chance to meet and hear from four of the contributors to the North Korean Conundrum in person at our event next week!