The Indoctrination of Children in the DPRK

Following on from his speech in a Grand Committee debate where he noted that the "indoctrination of children is routine" and asked the UK Government to "consider how [its] teaching programmes may challenge the indoctrination of children, which seeks to imbue North Korean children with hatred", Lord Eames received a written response to a further question …

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Sexual Violence in the DPRK

On the 18th August, Lord Eames received a written response to a question concerning steps the UK Government is taking to prevent sexual violence in the DPRK, as detailed in the UN Commission of Inquiry's report. Lord Eames asked "what bilateral steps have been taken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to end sexual violence in …

Grand Committee Debate on UNCOI and Human Rights in North Korea

A Grand Committee debate was held on Wednesday 23 July 2014 on the UK Government's response to the work of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea. Securing the debate on the UNCOI, Lord Alton, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea, begun by reiterating the findings of the Commission: "The commission …

BBC World Service for North Korea Debated in the House of Lords

A prospective Korean-language radio service for North Korea has been discussed in a House of Lords debate on the role of the BBC World Service and the British Council in promoting British values and interests worldwide. Initiated by Lord Alton, the wide-ranging debate focused on the historical and contemporary role of the BBC World Service …