North Korea: starved of rights: human rights and the food crisis in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
In this report Amnesty International highlights human rights violations in North Korea during the famine and food crisis. The report details violations of the right to food, other human rights violations in the context of the famine and food crisis and the role and responsibility of the North Korean authorities and the international community. It … Continue reading North Korea: starved of rights: human rights and the food crisis in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) →
Republic of Korea (South Korea): Terrorism Prevention Bill: granting greater scope for increased human rights violations
The National Intelligence Service, a secretive agency about which Amnesty International has expressed concern, announced on 12 November 2001 that the South Korean government was set to enact the Terrorism Prevention Bill shortly.
Republic of Korea (South Korea): summary of concerns and recommendations to candidates for the Presidential elections in December 2002
Includes concerns regarding refugee status determination procedures and the treatment of migrant workers.
Republic of Korea (South Korea): summary of Amnesty International’s concerns and recommendations to the government
Includes specific concerns regarding vulnerable groups, among which are migrant workers and asylum-seekers.
APEC: crisis, which crisis?
This paper highlights the impact of the crisis on the freedom of association and expression of workers and activists in four APEC member states namely Korea, Indonesia, China and Malaysia. It argues that securing basic human rights, including labour rights to freely organize and campaign for worker’s economic interests will be integral to economic recovery … Continue reading APEC: crisis, which crisis? →
Republic of Korea (South Korea): a human rights agenda for the Presidential election: open letter to all candidates
Ahead of the Presidential elections in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Amnesty International’s Secretary General Pierre Sané wrote to all candidates to urge them to commit themselves to taking specific steps to promote and protect human rights in South Korea. The organization urged South Korean voters, in deciding on their vote, to take into … Continue reading Republic of Korea (South Korea): a human rights agenda for the Presidential election: open letter to all candidates →
Russian Federation/ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: refoulement of Lee Yen Sen/ fear for safety in North Korea
Lee Yen Sen, a citizen of the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea was returned by the authorities of the Russian Federation to his country of origin in September 1995. Lee Yen Sen had requested asylum in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on at least two occasions. A decision on his last request, … Continue reading Russian Federation/ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: refoulement of Lee Yen Sen/ fear for safety in North Korea →
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/Russian Federation: pursuit, intimidation and abuse of North Korean refugees and workers
This report decribes the situation of North Korean workers and refugees in the Russian Federation (Russia).