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We are part of the Coalition Against Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea.

North Korea under the spotlight

CADAL started in October a project to raise awareness on the situation in North Korea that will offer exclusive content and translations in Spanish from human rights organizations and specialized media around the globe. Political scientist Agustín Menéndez and journalist Florencia Grieco have joined CADAL’s staff as an Associate Researcher and Editor-in-Chief for this project. As a precedent, it should be noted that since 2016 CADAL has been a member of the International Coalition to stop crimes against humanity in North Korea (ICNK) and has organized various activities on the subject, some of them with people who managed to escape from the country. Within the framework of this project, a free subscription is offered to receive a monthly newsletter on North Korea.

Joint Open Letter on Human Rights in North Korea

CADAL signs a joint Open Letter with the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) on the lack of pressure from the United Nations regarding human rights violations in North Korea. CADAL understands that it is essential that the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly intensify their scrutiny and use all the tools of International Law to pressure the regime to account for its actions.
Promoting Human Rights in North Korea: Joint Open Letter to President Moon Jae-in

Promoting Human Rights in North Korea: Joint Open Letter to President Moon Jae-in

CADAL is one of the civil society organizations that signed the Open Letter promoted by Human Rights Watch addressed to the President of the Republic of Korea. The letter regrets President Moon Jae-in's decision not to again co-sponsor a resolution on the human rights situation in North Korea at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Although the November 18 resolution was passed by consensus, South Korea's lack of leadership is a signal that has weakened international pressure on North Korea for its human rights abuses.
Human rights violations in North Korea

Human rights violations in North Korea

CADAL held the virtual meeting "Human Rights Violations in North Korea: The COVID-19 situation." The event featured the participation of Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, who shared his experience on the current situation in the country. The talk was moderated by Florencia Grieco, author of the book "In North Korea: A Journey to the Last Communist Dynasty", based on her travels to the peninsula.

Eun Kyoung Kwon General Secretary of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea

CADAL was visited by the director of the Committee for Human Rights of North Korea

Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the HRNK met with CADAL’s Chairman and the Programs Director in order to strengthen ties to pursuit the international promoting human rights.

CADAL joined the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea

The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) works to increase understanding and awareness about the situation of human rights in North Korea.

Human rights, North Korea and Latin America

Despite of not having the communications of the developed democracies during the Universal Periodic Review of North Korea at least the majority of the Latin American countries voted on November 18th in favor of the critical resolution about the situation of human rights in this country and like that the political division of the region was shown again.