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Human Rights in North Korea

A Symposium Co-hosted by the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea

Monday, May 14, 2012
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Conference Room
Charles E. Young Research Library
UCLA

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1:00-2:10:  Opening Ceremony
Moderator: Won Jae-Chun, Handong University
  1:00 – 1:10      Registration
  1:10 – 1:20      Opening remarks: Hyun Byung-Chul, Chairperson, NHRCK
  1:20 – 1:25      Welcoming remarks: David Schaberg , Interim Dean of Humanities, UCLA
  1:25 – 1:40      Keynote Speech: Ra Jong-yil, Director, Korea Millennium Institute
  1:40 – 1:50      Testimony from North Korean refugees
  1:50 – 2:05      Showing DVD Clip
2:10-3:25:  Session One:  Analysis and Projections on the Situation of Human Rights in North Korea
Moderator:  John Duncan, Director, Center for Korean Studies, UCLA
  2:10 – 2:25      Presenter:  Kim Sung-young (Commissioner, NHRCK)
  2:25 – 2:35      Discussion 1) Political Prisoners’ Camps in North Korea
                                     - David Hawk, US Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
  2:35 – 2:45      Discussion 2) Human Rights Violations Committed against Children
                                     - Sandra Fahy, USC
  2:45 – 2:55      Discussion 3) Separated Families
                                     - Ki Wook Lee, Korean Assembly for Reunion of Ten-Million
                                       Separated Families
  2:55 – 3:05      Discussion 4) China’s Return of Defectors to North Korea
                                     - Hannah Song, LINK
  3:05 – 3:25      Q & A
3:25-3:35: Coffee Break (light refreshments will be provided)
3:35-4:50: Session Two: Policy Suggestions for Advancing North Korean Human Rights (Role of International Society)
Moderator: Won Jae-Chun, Handong University
  3:35 – 3:50      Presenter: David Kang (Director, USC Korean Studies Institute)
  3:50 – 4:00      Discussion 1) Ways to Apply UN Mechanism
                                     - David Hawk, US Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
  4:00 – 4:10      Discussion 2) The Role of International Organizations (ICC, UNICEF,
                       WHO)
                                     - David Austin, Mercy Corps
  4:10 – 4:20      Discussion 3) The Role of INGOs
                                     - Lynn Lee, NED
  4:20 – 4:30      Discussion 4) The Role of Koreans Overseas
                                     - Gi-Wook Shin, Stanford Univ.
  4:30 – 4:50      Q & A
4:50-5:00: Closing remarks: Kim Sung-young

Stimulaneous Intrepretation will be Provided.

Parking
Daily parking in Lot 3: $11
Short term parking available (payable at pay stations) in Lot 3 North
Please allow 20 minutes for parking.
Charles E. Young Research Library Parking

 

 


Cost : Free

SejungKim
skim@international.ucla.edu
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