The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum

The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum

Greg Scarlatoiu - Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 4:00pm
Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Greg Scarlatoiu will address the history, current state, and future prospects of the North Korean human rights situation as well as the oppressive apparatus employed to maintain the status quo in North Korea. The audience will learn about the UN Commission of Inquiry report on North Korean human rights, the applicable international legal framework and the available remedies embedded in relevant provisions. Scarlatoiu will also address the factors that contribute to the longevity of the Kim regime as well as the forces that are eroding the Kim family’s grip on power.

Greg Scarlatoiu is Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, D.C. At HRNK, he plans, coordinates, manages and conducts research and outreach programs aiming to focus world attention on human rights abuses in North Korea, and to seek creative solutions for improving the human rights situation. He has authored a weekly radio column broadcast by Radio Free Asia to North Korea for eleven years.

He has appeared as an expert witness on North Korean human rights before the United States Congress on three occasions. He has taught full-semester courses and multi-lecture modules on North Korean human rights and Korean peninsula issues at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul and the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in Arlington, VA. He holds a MA in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and Seoul National University, and a BA in international relations from Seoul National University. In 1999, Scarlatoiu was conferred the title of Citizen of Honor, City of Seoul.

Co-sponsored by Yale for North Korean Human Rights and The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea