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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
 Japan
 
  
 
 Re:  Joint…
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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 2014,…
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North Korean officials commit sexual violence with little concern for the consequences. The government fails to investigate and prosecute complaints, or to provide protection and services to victims, and even asserts that the country is implausibly free…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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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…
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Government Should End Discrimination and Exploitation of Women

(Seoul, April 14, 2017) – North Korea is betraying the pledge to protect the rights of women and girls and promote gender equality made by its former leader and “perpetual” president, Kim Il-Sung, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is…
Pictures of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il decorate April 25 House of Culture, the venue of Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) congress in Pyongyang, North Korea May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Demand Accountability on Occasion of Kim Jong-Un’s Birthday

(Seoul) – January 8 celebrations planned for the 33rd birthday of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un only spotlight the daily reality of terrible human rights abuses North Koreans face, Human Rights Watch said today. The annual celebrations are filled with…
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Letter to Incoming Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Your Excellency, We congratulate you on your appointment to UN secretary-general. Your leadership comes at a time in which the United Nation’s role in human rights has never been more important. As the leader of the UN system and as its chief advocate…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES
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 Abuse of Girls Risks to
 Women and Girls in…