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White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea 2012

Author
KIM Soo-am, KIM Kook-shin, LIM Soon-hee, CHON Hyun-joon, LEE Kyu-chang, CHO Jung-hyun
Publish Date / Page
2012-08-31 / 563 p.
Series No.
File
2012_nkhrw.pdf   [다운:9801]
  • Summary

    In December of 1994, the Center for North Korean Human Rights Studies was established by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) to collect and manage information on the human rights situation in North Korea in a professional and systematic manner. Two years later, in 1996, KINU published the first White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea, and a new edition of the White Paper was published annually ever since. The White Paper is a book about inter-Korean humanitarian matters including the human rights situation in North Korea and the rights of North Korean defectors, South Korean Prisoners of War (POWs) in North Korea, and South Korean abductees. The format of the White Paper and the method in which we address the North Korean human rights situation was a result of two major factors...

  • Contents
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    Executive Summary



    I. Human Rights and the Characteristics of the North Korean System

      1. Human Rights and the Characteristics of the North Korean Regime

      2. North Korea’s Concept of Human Rights

      3. The International Human Rights Regime and North Korean Human Rights



    II. The Reality of Civil and Political Rights

      1. The Right to Life

      2. The Rights to Liberty and Personal Safety

      3. The Right to Due Process of the Law

      4. The Right to Equality

      5. Civil Liberties

      6. Freedom of Religion

      7. The Right of Political Participation



    III. The Reality of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

      1. The Right to Food

      2. Social Security Rights

      3. The Right to Health

      4. The Right to Work

      5. The Freedom to Choose One’s Job



    IV. The Reality of Minority Human Rights

      1. Women’s Rights

      2. The Rights of the Child

      3. Care for the Disabled 



     V. Human Rights in Major Issue Areas

      1. South Koreans Abducted and Detained in North Korea

      2. Korean War POWs

      3. North Korean Defectors

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