[Event]18th NKDB Monthly Briefing and Discussion of North Korean Human Rights

14 Jan 2015
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The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) was established in 2003 for the sake of improving North Korean Human Rights, and in 2007 established the North Korean Human Rights Archive which has been collecting, analyzing, and preserving the cases of human rights violations.

Since the establishment of the COI (Commission of Inquiry) on crimes against humanity in North Korea at the 22nd UNHRC (the United Nations Human Rights Council), the interest and desire for information on North Korean human rights has increased internationally. As such, NKDB decided to hold a ‘monthly briefing and discussion of North Korean human rights’ to actively supply information and data on the status of human rights in North Korea.

We would also like to contribute informational assistance with the most recent, objective, and verified English documents via the discussions with experts in this field.

It is our hope that participants will leave this meeting with a better understanding and well-informed.

The information on June Monthly Briefing and Discussion on North Korean Human Rights is in below.


           Date: January 27th, 2015

           Time: 13:30~15:30 (the last Tuesday of every month)

           Venue: Franciscan Education Center, Room 621 (Address: 17 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. For a map and directions to the venue please refer to the following link: http://www.fec.or.kr/new/location.html . The Fanciscan Education Center is located at the same street as the Embassies of Canada and Norway.)

           Session: 2 hours (50 minute briefing / 10 minute break time/1 hour discussion with experts)

           Language: English (Briefing/Discussion)

        Subject of the 18th meeting: “Background Information on the Distribution of Leaflets to North Korea and its Effects on the Human Rights Situation in DPRK"

          Background of Attendants: staff of foreign missions in Seoul, foreign journalists, staff of international organizations, and etc.

           Number of participants: approximately 20 people

           Person in charge: Hyunmin Karen An, NKDB researcher  (Tel. 02-723-6041)