North Korea's Legal Obligations and the Plight of North Korean Children
Stimson Room, New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, New York United States
Despite its ratification of four UN Human Rights treaties, the North Korean state refuses to abide by its international legal obligations to improve the situation of women and children. Indeed, even following the landmark release of the 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry's report on North Korea, the situation on the ground has not improved. As a result, the quiet plight of the many North Korean children separated from their families has continued for over two decades.
Please join us for a discussion with Sungju Lee, former North Korean street-child, author and scholar. Lee will be joined by two activists, Joanna Hosaniak, the Deputy Director of the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, a South Korean organization which has been monitoring the issue for the last 20 years, and Param-Preet Singh, Associate Director of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch who will address the efforts of NGOs to support and sustain the work done by the Commission of Inquiry, highlighting the role of international community under the current situation.
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