New York City Bar Event - China's Repatriation of North Korean RefugeesTuesday, October 28, 2014; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
There is no charge for this program; must register
North Korea is engaged in ongoing, widespread and systematic violations of the human rights of its own citizens. Hundreds of thousands have attempted to flee across the border into China; many are turned back. This panel will examine the status of North Korean refugees in China, relevant international and domestic laws, and China's domestic considerations in formulating and implementing its refugee policies.
Moderator: Thomas T. Papain, Ahmuty, Demers & McManus.
Speakers: David Hawk, Adjunct Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York; Author, North Korean human rights report "The Hidden Gulag"; Elisabeth Wickeri, Executive Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Executive Director, Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers; Angus Fei Ni, Debevoise & Plimpton. Has worked with U.S. missionaries in South Korea and China, planning routes and transporting North Korean border crossers from Northern China to Laos.
Sponsored by: Committee on Asian Affairs Committee; Committee on International Human Rights
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