[Korea JoongAng Daily] [Column] New strategy for North Korean human rights

27 Mar 2023

NKDB's Chief Director, Dr. Yeosang Yoon, is one of the pioneers in the North Korean human rights movement in South Korea and has worked on the issue for more than a quarter century. In his latest opinion piece in 중앙일보(JoongAng Ilbo)/The Korea JoongAng Daily, Dr. Yoon calls for South Korea and the international community to draw up a new strategy to improve human rights in North Korea on the occasion of the tenth-year anniversary of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK (COI).

“The Yoon Suk Yeol administration promised to normalize the North Korea Human Rights Act and come up with practical measures to improve the rights situation in North Korea. We need a new strategy to improve North Korean human rights amid the advancing nuclear and missile capabilities of the North and international sanctions.

Just as Pyongyang uses its nuclear and missile programs to promote regime security, South Korea and the international community must use human rights to promote the safety of the North Korean people. We must clearly remember that the COI recommended 10 years ago that not only the North Korean authorities but also the international community take responsibility for protecting the North Koreans’ human rights.”

You can read the full article on The Korea JoongAng Daily website by clicking HERE.

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