On Wednesday, February 21st, NK Watch attended the Moving foward on the COI+10: Accountability avenues for international crimes conference held by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Seoul to gain new insights into accoutability measures for North Korea’s crimes against humanity.
Executive Director Myeongchul Ahn appears on 국방TV to describe the reality of North Korean political prison camps
“The worst human rights blind spot, political prison camps” A political prison camp called a ‘special dictatorship target zone’ (total control zone) in North Korea. It is said that in order to maintain thorough security, the Ministry of National Security directly establishes a special zone in a remote mountainous area and completely blocks contact with […]
Program Director Kwanhyung Lee appears on 국방TV to discuss the reality of the drug business in North Korea
Mobilizing medical students across the country to collect drugs? | The reality of drugs in North Korea North Korea’s main source of money is the ‘drug business’. Drugs produced for export are spreading to the internal population as medical services are suspended after the ‘Arduous March’.NK Watch Program Director Kwanhyung Lee speaks about about the […]
Rachel Stine, “NGO releases paper solidifying links between NK’s Kim family and crimes against humanity,” Korea Times, 2023. 08. 01. https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2024/01/103_356000.html Nonprofit organization NK Watch held a press conference, July 25, to present its new report, titled “The Suryong Dictatorship Mechanism: Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity.” The 239-page document solidifies the links […]
Who is Ultimately Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea? – NK Watch Briefing Session on the Suryong Dictatorship Mechanism
On this coming Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, NK Watch (Myeongchul Ahn, Executive Director), a non-profit advocating for North Korean human rights, along with the NDI (National Democratic Institute), is to hold a briefing session on North Korean Crimes Against Humanity for the international community including foreign correspondents, diplomats and non-profit organizations. NK Watch has completed […]
Executive Director Myeongchul Ahn appears on Channel A’s “Now on My Way to Meet You” to describe his experience with North Korean political prison camps
“I didn’t know a place like this existed” North Korean political prisoner camp where people are taken without knowing their crime. NK Watch Executive Director Myeongchul Ahn describes his experinces as a guard for eight years at North Korean political prison camps on the Channel A’s show “Now On My Way to Meet You,” August […]
On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings..
On September 28th, program director Kwanhyung Lee and Haein Nam, international manager of NK Watch, had a luncheon together.
Post-event – Conference on international advocacy to act to ensure accountability for north korea’s human rights violations
On Monday, September 27th, NK Watch held an international conference regarding advocacy and accountability for human rights violations in North Korea. The venue was prepared in compliance with social distancing measures. Thank you to all the speakers, both in person and online. Seating was prepared for social distancing Hon. Michael Kirby giving his keynote speech […]
NK Watch at Conference on international advocacy to act to ensure accountability for north korea’s human rights violations
NK Watch Director, Myeongchul Ahn, gave the welcome address at Monday’s Conference on international advocacy to act to ensure accountability for north korea’s human rights violations. He encouraged raising awareness of North Korean human rights violations. Dr. Kwanhyung Lee, NK Watch’s Program Director, presented “NK Watch’s Human Rights Advocacy Activities and Cooperations with the International […]