North Korean Human Rights: Is There Still a Way Forward?

May 18, 2023
08:45 am - 10:30 am

About the Event

As North Korea continues to advance its nuclear and missile capabilities, this event, organized by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, the Hoover Institution, and the National Endowment for Democracy, examined the human rights situation in the country and explore how human rights issues may be elevated in future bilateral & multilateral interactions with Pyongyang. The discussion addressed some of the most pressing human rights issues in North Korea, as well as China’s role in aiding and abetting a regime that is committing crimes against humanity.


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Damon Wilson
President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy

Dr. Larry Diamond
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy, Freeman Spogli Institute for Int’l Studies, Stanford University

Greg Scarlatoiu
Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Panel Discussants

The Honorable Roberta Cohen
Co-Chair Emeritus, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Dr. Tara O
Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute

Ethan Hee-Seok Shin
Researcher, Transitional Justice Working Group

Olivia Enos, moderator
Washington Director, Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong

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