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February 15, 2021 Human Rights Watch Submission to the Ministry of Unification Regarding the Interpretation Guidelines of the Amendments of the Development of Inter-Korean Relations Act We are writing in response to your call for comments regarding the…
China: Don’t Force 8 Refugees Back to North Korea PHOTO

Joint Open Letter on Japan’s Recent Disengagement in Addressing Human Rights Abuses in North Korea

February 13, 2020
 Shinzo Abe
 Prime Minister of Japan
 Cabinet Secretariat
 Government of Japan
 1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku
 Tokyo 100-8968
 Re:  Joint…

Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
June 6, 2018
 Kim Jong Un
 Chairman, State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
 Building of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Pyongyang 
 Democratic People’s Republic of…
April 9, 2018
 Moon Jae-in
 President of the Republic of Korea
 1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu
 Seoul 03048
 Republic of Korea
 Fax: +82 2-770-4721
Subject: HRC Member States should support strong measures to advance accountability for rights abuses in North Korea
 Dear Colleague,
 We write to urge continued support for strong measures in the resolution on the Democratic People’s…

February 2017

Around the world, religious freedom is under a sustained attack. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are governments that restrict the freedom to choose and practice a religion, that discriminate in law and policy against certain religious groups, that…

Re: DPRK Resolution – Need for Enhanced Focus on Accountability

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 February 15,…

Re: Refoulement of North Korean Refugees

President Xi Jinping
 General Secretary Office
 Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
 Zhongnanhai Ximen, Fuyou Street
 Xicheng District, Beijing 100017
 People’s Republic of China
 Fax: +86 10 6307 0900; +011 10…

Re: Nine North Korea Refugees in Chinese Custody

Park Geun-Hye
 President of the Republic of Korea
 1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu,
 Seoul 03048, Republic of Korea
 Fax: +82 2-770-4721
 Re: Nine North Korean refugees in Chinese custody…

Re: Human Rights in the DPRK

New York, October 29, 2015
 Dear Ambassador,
 We are writing to urge the UN Security Council to hold another formal session, open to the public and media, on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Dear Ambassador, We are writing to you to express our support for the letter sent to the President of the UN Security Council on December 5, 2014 signed by ten Council members, urging formal Council discussion of the human rights situation in North Korea…