ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON NORTH KOREA INQUIRY INTO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS 2014-2020
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on North Korea was established to formulate solutions that promote and support human rights, democracy and security in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK); to establish relations with the exiled North Korean community to foster understanding of the DPRK and the challenges which face its people; and to explore meaningful relations between the parliaments of the UK and the DPRK.
Launch Event: APPG on North Korea Report on Human Rights Abuses Since 2014
On 20 July 2021 the APPG on North Korea launched their new report on human rights abuses in North Korea since 2014. The speakers were Fiona Bruce MP (Chair of the APPG on North Korea), Lord Alton (Co-chair of the APPG on North Korea), Justice Michael Kirby (former Chair of the UNHRC 2014 Commission of Inquiry into human rights in North Korea), and Jihyun Park (North Korean defector who ran for election in the UK). The event was chaired by David Burrowes.
ABOUT THE INQUIRY
The APPG on North Korea is conducting an inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea between 2014 and 2020, namely, any developments since the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea report of 2014.
The inquiry aims to:
- map the recent human rights violations in North Korea, and since the launch of the 2014 UN report;
- identify recommendations for the UK government on how to engage on the issue.