The South Korean and U.S. Government Role in Promoting Human Rights in North Korea

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center


Monday, April 26, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Book Launch for Patterns of Impunity: Human Rights in North Korea and the Role of the U.S. Special Envoy by Robert R. King

As U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean human rights issues from 2009 to 2017, Ambassador Robert King led efforts to ensure that human rights issues were an integral part of U.S. policy toward North Korea. In this book launch webinar, he will share his extensive experience as special envoy and insights into the U.S. role in addressing the North Korean human rights crisis.  Ambassador King will be joined by Jung-Hoon Lee, former Ambassador-at-Large for North Korean Human Rights, who will talk about his role as the South Korean ambassador for human rights in the past. Ambassador Lee will remark on how the North Korean human rights issues have been impeded under the current government.

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