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If #AllLivesMatter, Maybe It's Time to Stop Laughing at North Korea

Bonny Brooks | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Bonny Brooks

Hands up -- who changed a Facebook pic to show solidarity with Paris? Raged about the barbarity of the gunmen? Or even, for those "tragedy hipsters" among us, bemoaned the relative indifference of Westerners to other brutal attacks in Lebanon, Kenya and now Nigeria? What about the World Food Programme's confirmation -- for the umpteenth time -- that 1 in 3 North Korean children is stunted due to malnutrition? Anyone?

China: 'Bad Idea' For UN Council To Discuss North Korea Human Rights

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

China said on Tuesday it would be a "bad idea" for the United Nations Security Council to revive discussions on human rights in North Korea, which has...

UN Security Council Puts Human Rights Abuses In North Korea On The Agenda

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday voted to override China's objec...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Buddhist Monk Has Devoted His Life To Ending Suffering In North Korea | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

The traditional goal of Buddhism is to reach a state of enlightenment, which can be achieved by a lifetime of meditation and quiet contemplation. But ...

North Korea Issues Its Own Human Rights Report, Says Citizens 'Enjoy Genuine Human Rights'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

Months after the publication of a damning United Nations report that catalogued widespread human rights violations in North Korea, the hermit kingdom ...

North Korea Responds To Human Rights Report With Homophobic Rant

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

North Korean state media answered a damning United Nations report on the country's human rights record by issuing a homophobic attack on the UN's lead...

North Korea Tells UN: 'Mind Your Own Business'

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, March 28 (Reuters) - North Korea's ambassador told U.N. rights diplomats to "mind your own business" befo...

UN Issues Damning Report On North Korea

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2014 | World

GENEVA, Feb 17(Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in...

Defectors Give Harrowing Account Of Life In NKorean Prison Camps

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

By Ju-min Park and Michelle Kim SEOUL, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Public executions and torture are daily occurrences in North Korea's prisons...

NKorea: NSA Leaks Prove That U.S. Is 'Kingpin Of Human Rights Abuses'

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea rushed to the defense of American civil liberties on Tuesday, saying revelations of mass surveillance operations showed ...

UN Investigator: NKorea Prison Camps Inquiry Won't Be Deterred

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

By Lincoln Feast SYDNEY, May 9 (Reuters) - U.N. investigators will seek the cooperation of North Korea as part of an inquiry into all...

Satellite Images Show Growing NKorean Prison Camp

Posted 02.26.2013 | World

A new report by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and DigitalGlobe indicates that North Korea has been expanding at least one of its bruta...

You Can See A North Korea Prison Camp From Google Earth

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

Earlier this month Google executive Eric Schmidt embarked on a journey to North Korea, one of the world's most secretive and Internet-restrictive coun...

Jaweed Kaleem

Will Persecuted Christians Fare Better In A Post-Kim Jong Il North Korea? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion

A day after authorities announced the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, several Christian organizations are calling for prayers for the nation...

Clare Richardson

North Korea's Appalling Human Rights Record | Clare Richardson | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

In the wake of Kim Jong Il's death, public and government reactions to the passing of North Korea's "Dear Leader" have ranged from condolences to star...

North Korea Human Rights Abuses Must Be Addressed Alongside Nukes: Interview

CFR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jayshree Bajoria | Council on Foreign Relations An interview with Roberta Cohen, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution The U.S. ...

North Korean Human Rights Situation "Dire", "Grim", And "Desperate": UN

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UN special rapporteur on North Korean human rights, Vitit Muntarbhorn, reported to the 10th Session of the UN Human Rights Council today with what is ...