The Prospect for Human Rights and Accountability in North Korea


Past Event

The Prospect for Human Rights and Accountability in North Korea

December 16, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Online Event

With an incoming administration in Washington and new representatives to the UN, the nascent “relationship” between North Korea and the US is likely to undergo a change. Recent discourse has been focused on what this means for the future of denuclearization, yet is there reason to believe that the incoming administration might refocus attention on human rights? What can we expect as to the role of human rights in domestic and international policies, including sanctions and accountability, on North Korea? 

In conjunction with Universal Human Rights Month, please join the Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia Law School as we host a panel of distinguished experts to address both the current status, and future of, human rights in North Korea. The Center is pleased to welcome: Sandra Fahy, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and the Graduate Program in Global Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo; Stephan Haggard, Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego; David Hawk, former Executive Director of Amnesty International, USA; and Jeong-Ho Roh, Director, Center for Korean Legal Studies.

Livestreamed on YouTube and available after the live event:


Contact Information

Joan Wargo