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Summary In late 2014, police officers entered the home of Lim Ok Kyung, a smuggler in her forties from North Korea’s South Hwanghae province. The police were looking for, and found, home appliances smuggled from China. Lim Ok Kyung was detained at a…
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  Summary As a student, it’s difficult to live here [in Eritrea]. You don’t see a future.... A lot of people think of fleeing the country, but then you see people being arrested and you think about waiting for a…
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  Summary Oh Jung Hee is a former trader in her forties from Ryanggang province. She sold clothes to market stalls in Hyesan city and was involved in the distribution of textiles in her province. She said that up until she left the country in…
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Summary Malaysia’s use of criminal laws to arrest, question, and prosecute individuals for peaceful speech and assembly has deepened in the year since Human Rights Watch published Creating a Culture of Fear: The Criminalization of…
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Map of Malaysia Glossary of Common Terms and Acronyms 1MDB 1 Malaysia Development Berhad Bersih …
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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of people are taking dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union. Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean for decades. The numbers have…
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A Note on Gender Identity This report addresses human rights abuses faced by transgender people in Malaysia. “Transgender” is an inclusive term for anyone whose sex assigned to them at birth—i.e., the designation as “female” or…
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Make Their Lives Miserable Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel Summary Recommendations To the…
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“No Answers, No Apology” Police Abuses and Accountability in Malaysia Glossary Map of Malaysia Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Malaysia To the…
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“I Wanted to Lie Down and Die” Trafficking and Torture of Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt Map Summary Recommendations To the Government of Egypt To…
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Hear No Evil Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea’s Mining Sector Summary Recommendations To International Mining Firms Operating in Eritrea To…
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Summary A broker said that the company is looking for women to work in Malaysia. When I asked if there is anyone who will help my daughter if she is in…
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Ten Long Years: A Briefing on Eritrea’s Missing Political Prisoners Summary Methodology Recommendations To the Government of Eritrea To the United Nations, African…
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Slow Reform Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the Middle East Summary Key Recommendations to Governments of Labor-Receiving Countries To Labor Ministries and Parliaments To …
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Summary There was jubilation among Eritreans when Eritrea formally gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a bloody 30-year war. Sixteen years later the dreams that the independent state would be democratic and rights…
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Denied Status, Denied Education Children of North Korean Women in China I. Map of Northeast China © 2008 John…
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I. Overview The North Korean government has hardened its policy towards its citizens it catches crossing the border into China without state permission, or whom China has forcibly repatriated. Until around November 2004 those who…
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Convicted Before Trial Indefinite Detention Under Malaysia's Emergency Ordinance I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Malaysian Government III. Overview of the Emergency Ordinance A Permanent State of Emergency in…