A Letter to North Korea’s Exiles

What more is there to say about the Government of North Korea, a regime that wantonly starves, enslaves, impoverishes, and exterminates its population to maintain the legitimacy and rule of a system? To suffer for one’s family or for one’s cause is one matter. But to suffer for the Supreme Leader-centred system: that is another …

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Refugee Week: North Korean Refugees in the UK

Prior to Refugee Week, Lord Alton, Co-Chair of the APPG on North Korea, asked the UK Government "what assessment they have made of the statement by the government of South Korea in a letter to the Secretary of State in 2010...that North Korean refugees must “desire to live in the Republic of Korea” before they …

APPG North Korea Event

The Role of North Korean Refugee Women in Peace-Building Open Meeting – Wednesday 14th January, 17:30-19:00pm, Committee Room 15, the Houses of Parliament The All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea will be hosting a meeting on the role of North Korean refugee women in peace-building on Wednesday 14th January at 17:30pm. The speakers will be Jiyoung Kang, …

Funding for North Korean Refugee Journalists

Lord Alton, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea, asked the United Kingdom Government for their assessment of the statement by Marzuki Darusman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, that the UK should consider "implementation of all recommendations made by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry in its report, including …

Fiona Bruce MP and Benedict Rogers: What to do now about the most closed country in the world

Fiona Bruce MP, Vice Chair of the APPG NK, and Benedict Rogers of Christian Solidarity Worldwide have co-authored an article for ConservativeHome.com on the challenges and options that Britain faces in its attempts to bring reform to the DPRK. Listing four key recommendations for government policy - namely, a referral of the DPRK to the International Criminal Court; support for a BBC …

APPG NK Meeting with Jang Jin-sung

On the 7th May 2014, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea hosted a talk from Mr. Jang Jin-sung, a former DPRK poet laureate and counter-intelligence official under Kim Jong Il. After graduating from Kim Il Sung University, Mr. Jang worked in the United Front Department (UFD), also known as the “window into and out of …