Business Not Quite As Usual

In her Statement, in the aftermath of the attack at Westminster, the Prime Minister defiantly insisted that parliamentary business would today continue as usual. During the morning sittings in both Houses, there was a united and wholly unambiguous message that those who would destroy our democracy and fundamental freedoms will not succeed. But in the …

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Event: The Indoctrination of Children and Incitement to Hate

A North Korean human rights activist and escapee, with direct experience of indoctrination, will speak about the indoctrination of children and incitement to hate in North Korean schools. The meeting will take place at 16:00 in Committee Room 4, the Houses of Parliament, on Wednesday March 22nd. Attendance is free and open to the public. The …

Opinion: Preparing for Change in North Korea

We are told that North Korea is a Hermit Kingdom ─ mysterious, unknowable, and impenetrable. But this is simply not the case. Those of us involved with North Korea are acutely aware of what is happening within its borders. We know that a famine, exacerbated by government action and inaction, deliberately starved to death between …

Opinion: Actions, not words, will help North Korea’s refugees

*This article was originally published in the Korea JoongAng Daily on February 6th 2017. Displacement and suffering have shaped the human landscape of the Korean peninsula. Annexed in 1910 and occupied until 1945 by the Empire of Japan, between four and six million Koreans were forced into slavery as labourers and up to 200,000 Korean …

Lord Alton: BBC World Service and North Korea

As Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea, I welcome today’s announcement by the BBC of a Korean-language World Service. The announcement follows many years of work by the APPG and others, and we congratulate the BBC and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on making the correct decision for the people of North …

Event: While They Watched

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea will host a screening of the documentary film 'While They Watched' on November 17th at 17:00 in Committee Room 17, the Houses of Parliament. Using interviews, archival and observational footage, Director Jake J. Smith's film draws on the power of hindsight and stories from former North Korean gulag …

Event: Exiled North Korean Activism

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea will hold two presentations on November 8th at 17:00 in Committee Room 21, the Houses of Parliament. First, in partnership with the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, the South Korea-based National Students' Council of North Korean Human Rights will address the Group. Consisting of 32 …