Baroness Cox: An assessment of the security and human rights challenges on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea’s recent nuclear test

The following speech was delivered in the House of Lords on January 21st 2016: My Lords, I warmly congratulate my noble friend on his tireless work on North Korea, and on opening this debate with characteristic comprehensiveness. I have had the privilege of travelling to DPRK with my noble friend three times, and of meeting …

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Fiona Bruce: Christmas Adjournment Debate

We hear today that Sony has pulled the apparently joke film “The Interview” about North Korea. I decry inhibiting free speech, whatever the material, but life in North Korea is not a joke. It is not a joke that desperate women wade across the frozen Tumen river to escape to China, only to be caught …

APPG Freedom of Religion or Belief report on persecution in North Korea published

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (APPG FORB) has published findings of a Parliamentary Inquiry into persecution of religion and belief in North Korea. The report, titled Religion and Belief in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, includes witness accounts of the horrific human rights abuses suffered by religious and …