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Ministry of Unification publishes North Korean Human Rights Report

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Ministry of Unification publishes North Korean Human Rights Report

-March 30, 2023-

□ The Ministry of Unification is publishing the 2023 North Korean Human Rights Report to inform the public the overall human rights situation in North Korea.

o The report is significant as it is the first report published by the ROK Government in accordance with the North Korean Human Rights Act, enacted through bipartisan cooperation in 2016.

o The report demonstrates the Government’s determination to make further efforts to substantially improve North Korean human rights.

□ To reveal the recent reality of North Korean human rights, the report was written based on the testimonies of North Korean defectors.

o The recent North Korean human rights situations that occurred from 2017 to 2022 were documented in a balanced and objective way, while concentrating on actual cases adhering to human rights as stipulated in the International Covenant.

o Centered on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights(ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights(ICESCR), women, children, and persons with disabilities are designated vulnerable groups. In addition, serious human rights issues, including political prison camps, prisoners of war, abductees, and separated families are also specifically described.

□ In order to ensure wide circulation of this report at home and abroad as background data on human rights in North Korea, the Unification Ministry will publish in English and distribute it both online and offline.

□ Taking this opportunity, the Unification Ministry expects that this report will expose the human rights situation in North Korea, bolstering solidarity and cooperation among the Government, private sector, and international community to improve North Korean human rights. // The End //

 

 

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