Event: ‘Sex Slaves: The Prostitution, Cybersex, and Forced Marriage of North Korean Women and Girls in China’

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea will host the release of Korea Future Initiative's new report, 'Sex Slaves: The Prostitution, Cybersex, and Forced Marriage of North Korean Women and Girls in China', and hear from a panel of four female North Korean survivors on May 20th at 17:00 in Committee Room 17, the Houses …

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Why the UK should welcome South Korea’s passage of the North Korean Human Rights Act

South Koreans may be surprised to learn that over five thousand miles away in London, the Korean peninsula is a hotly debated issue. In the United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament, where I am a serving MP, politicians from across the political spectrum regularly meet to discuss the trials and tribulations of the Kim Jong-un regime and the plight …

United Nations Human Rights Office

A new United Nations field-based human rights office is to open in Seoul in the coming weeks. The establishment of the office follows a recommendation of the UN Commission of Inquiry, which stated: "The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with full support from the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, should establish a …

Targeted Human Rights Sanctions for North Korea

Fiona Bruce MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea, has raised the issue of accountability for crimes against humanity in North Korea by asking the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office whether "the UK is able to identify those responsible for human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of …

Fiona Bruce MP: Statement on North Korea

Fiona Bruce MP, Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea, has condemned the North Korean government’s purging of its Minister of the Peoples’ Armed Forces, Hyon Yong-chol, describing it as “yet another example of a total disregard for human life in North Korea”. North …

Improving the Substantive Human Rights of North Koreans

In light of the UK Government's recent funding of economic and cultural initiatives for the DPRK, in a written question to the UK Government Lord Alton asked "whether any projects to improve the substantive human rights of North Koreans, rather than cultural, economic or humanitarian initiatives, are to be implemented; and whether such projects are being considered for …