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North Korean Human Rights and International Cooperation: The Way Forward after the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI)+10

April 21, 2023 • 9:00 am – 12:40 pm EDT

The CSIS Korea Chair is delighted to invite you to a live-streaming conference, "North Korean Human Rights and International Cooperation: The Way Forward after the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI)+10," on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 9:00 AM EDTThis conference will bring together scholars, experts, and officials to discuss the direction of North Korea's human rights issues as 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Human Rights Council's vote to create a Commission of Inquiry into North Korea's human rights situation. 

This conference will feature remarks by Ambassador Lee Shin-wha, Ambassador-at-Large for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights of the Republic of Korea, and recorded remarks by the Honorable Park Jin, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea. In addition, a panel of experts will discuss the ongoing human rights crisis in North Korea, focusing on improving human rights in North Korea in collaboration with the international community.


Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

John Hamre, President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS  

Hyun-dong Cho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States

Congratulation Remarks (recording)

9:15 am

Jin Park, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea  

 

Opening Remarks

9:20 am

Shin-wha Lee, Ambassador-at-Large for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights, the Republic of Korea  

SESSION I: COI+10: Assessments, Limitations, and Tasks Ahead

9:30 am

Panelists: 

Robert King, Senior Adviser (non-resident), Korea Chair, CSIS; Former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights 

Jung-Hoon Lee, Former Ambassador-at-Large for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights, the Republic of Korea  

Michael Kirby, Former Chair of the UN COI on North Korea (Online) 

Elizabeth Salmón, UN Special Rapporteur for North Korean Human Rights (Online) 

 

Moderator: 

Shin-wha Lee, Ambassador-at-Large for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights, the Republic of Korea 

Break

10:50 am

SESSION II: Taking Stock of North Korean Human Rights

11:10 am

Panelists: 

Robert Joseph, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy; Former United States Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation 

Jung H. Pak, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Deputy Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), U.S. Department of State  

Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the US-Korea Policy Program, CFR  

Chaesung Chun, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University; Chair of the National Security Research Center, East Asia Institute  

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin  

 

Moderator: 

Ellen Kim, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Korea Chair, CSIS 

Adjourn

12:40 pm

Contact Information

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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
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Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
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jin park
Foreign Minister of Republic of Korea
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Amb. Shin-wha Lee

Shin-wha Lee

Ambassador-at-Large for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights, the Republic of Korea
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hyungdong cho

Hyun-dong Cho

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States
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Amb. Jung-Hoon Lee

Jung-Hoon Lee

Former Ambassador-at-Large for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights, the Republic of Korea
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Michael Kirby
Former Chair of the UN COI on North Korea (Online)
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Robert Joseph
Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy; Former United States Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation
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jung pak
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Deputy Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), U.S. Department of State
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Scott Snyder
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the US-Korea Policy Program, CFR
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Chaesung Chun
Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University; Chair of the National Security Research Center, East Asia Institute
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Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
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Ellen Kim
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Korea Chair