Transitional Justice and North Korea
37th SSK Human Rights Forum
What is Transitional Justice and what are its implications to North Korea?
• Date: June 11 (Thursday), 2015
• Venue: Room #618, College of Political Science and Economics, Korea University
In collaboration with the Social Science Korea (SSK) Human Rights Forum and the International Human Rights Center at Korea University (IHRC), Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) successfully hosted its first workshop on North Korean transitional justice issues on June 11, 2015, in Seoul, South Korea.
Drawing on research from a variety of experts, this workshop addressed the fundamental questions of, “What is transitional justice and how can advocacy on transitional justice be a new avenue towards the protection of and redress for the victims of human rights violations in North Korea?” The workshop brought together voices from the North Korean defector community and those who aim to create working policies for the future of human rights in North Korea.
The event was held with support from the U.S. National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the National Research Foundation of Korea.
■ WELCOMING REMARKS
Changrok Soh, Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University / Member of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
■ GUIDING LECTURE: What is transitional justice?
Hun Joon Kim, Assistant Professor at Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University
■ PRESENTATIONS: How can advocacy on transitional justice be a new avenue towards the protection of and redress for victims of human rights violations in North Korea?
Moderator: Hun Joon Kim, Korea University
– Buhm-suk Baek, Assistant Professor at College of International Studies, Kyung-Hee University
– Kyunam Kim, Ph.D. at Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland
– Hubert Younghwan Lee, Chief Director of Transitional Justice Working Group
■ GROUP DISCUSSION
Moderator: Hubert Younghwan Lee, Transitional Justice Working Group
Discussants: All participants