2024 International Dialogue on North Korean Human Rights

July 23, 2024
09:00 am - 02:40 pm

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This conference is co-hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea, and Human Asia. The event will be held in-person at the CSIS offices in Washington and livestreamed. Please register with CSIS on their website by clicking the RSVP button above or at this link.

About the Event

Please join the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for 2024 International Dialogue on North Korean Human Rights.

This conference will bring together scholars, experts, and officials to share the reality of North Korean human rights with the international community and to expand international solidarity for improving human rights in North Korea as 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of publishing the report titled “Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea” by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on North Korean Human Rights.

The conference will feature remarks from Minister Yung Ho Kim, Ministry of Unification (TBC), Dr. John Hamre, CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, Mr. Damon Wilson, President and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and Ambassador Hyun Dong Cho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States.

About the Speakers

John J. Hamre (Opening Remarks), President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Damon Wilson (Opening Remarks), President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy

Ambassador Hyundong Cho (Opening Remarks), Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States

Yung Ho Kim, Minister of Unification, Republic of Korea (TBC)

Soun Jin Kim, Director General, Center for North Korean Human Rights Record

Michael Kirby, Former Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in North Korea

Yong-Ho Thae, Former Member of National Assembly

Elaine Pearson, Asia Director, Human Rights Watch

Jung Hoon Lee, Chair, North Korea Human Rights Promotion Committee of Ministry of Unification

Shin-wha Lee, Ambassador at large for international cooperation on North Korea human rights, Republic of Korea

Morse Tan, Former Ambassador at Large for the US State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice

Yohei Suda, Attorney, Law Office of Yohei Suda

Kongdan (Katy) Oh, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Free Korean Association in the USA

Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS; Distinguished University Professor, Georgetown University

Ji Tae You, Actor / MOU Ambassador on North Korean Human Rights

Gum Hyok Kim, Defector

Gyuri Kang, Defector

Jae-Chun Won,Professor, Handong Global University

Elizabeth Salmón, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK

Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Member of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Heisoo Shin,Former Vice-Chair of UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Andrew Yeo, Senior Fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair, Brookings Institution; Professor of Politics; The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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