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White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea 2013

Author
CHO Jung-hyun, KIM Soo-am, SON Gi-woong, LEE Kyu-chang, LEE Keum-soon, LIM Soon-hee, HAN Dong-ho
Publish Date / Page
2013-08-13 / 549 p.
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  • Summary

    I. The Purpose of Publication and Research Methods
    In December 1994, the Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU) based in Seoul, South Korea established the Center for North Korean Human Rights Studies for the purpose of scientific and systematic collection and management of data on North Korean human rights. Since 1996, the Center for North Korean Human Rights Studies has published the White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea on an annual basis. The purpose of this report is to enhance international and domestic concerns for the improvement of human rights situation in North Korea and to provide basic data and reliable information on related debate and activities at home and abroad.

    This White Paper reports on human rights and humanitarian issues including human rights of North Korean citizens, defectors, South Korean Prisoners of War (POWs), abducted South Koreans held in North Korea, and separated families. Each chapter begins with a presentation of international human rights principles and standards, followed by a review and discussion of North Korean domestic laws and realities. Each chapter will conclude with a brief assessment of North Korea’s human rights situation based on international human rights standards...

  • Contents
    Executive Summary 



     I. The Purpose of Publication and Research Methods

    1. The Purpose of Publication

    2. Research Methods



    II. International Human Rights Standards and Human Rights in North Korea

    1. International Human Rights Standards

    2. North Korean Laws on Human Rights



    III. The Reality of Civil and Political Rights

    1. The Right to Life

    2. The Right to Liberty and Security of Person

    3. The Right to Due Process of the Law

    4. The Right to Equality

    5. Freedom of Residence, Movement and Travel

    6. Freedom of Religion and Conscience

    7. Freedom of Speech, the Press, Assembly and Association

    8. The Right of Political Participation



    IV. The Reality of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    1. The Right to Food

    2. The Right to Health

    3. The Right to Work

    4. The Right to Education



    V. The Reality of Human Rights of Vulnerable Groups

    1. Women

    2. Children

    3. Persons with Disabilities



    VI. The Reality of Human Rights of North Korean Escapees

    1. North Korean Escapees



    VII. Other Humanitarian Issues

    1. Separated Families

    2. Abducted South Koreans in North Korea

    3. Korean War POWs

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