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Last November, North Korea unilaterally announced an increase in workers’ wages paid by South Korean businesses at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex, just north of the demilitarized zone. Pyongyang then told the companies in February that they…

Greater Accountability Would Improve Development and Rights, Alleviate Poverty

(Washington, DC) - The United States should press for greater transparency and accountability in the global financial system at the G20 Summit meeting in Seoul, a coalition of civil society organizations said today. The G20 Advocacy Coalition brings…

South Korea needs to step up and ask UNESCO why it honors such a man.

Imagine if the United Nations took money from Kim Jong-il and established a human rights award in his honor. No doubt many member states would be up in arms protesting such an outright mockery of the words "human rights." The nominees for the award…

South Korean, Indian Investments May Lead to Complicity in Abuses

(New York) - Proposed pipeline construction from gas fields off the coast of Burma is expected to exacerbate serious human rights abuses in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today.
 Based on experience from previous oil and gas projects in Burma,…
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