Expert Meeting: U.S. and ROK Policy toward North Korean Human Rights
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Expert Meeting: U.S. and ROK Policy toward North Korean Human Rights

Expert Meeting: U.S. and ROK Policy toward North Korean Human Rights

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The National Press Club

529 14th Street Northwest

First Amendment Lounge

Washington, DC 20045

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Hosts: National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) & Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)

Simultaneous Korean and English translation, coffee, tea, breakfast pastries, and lunch will be provided.

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9:00a.m.–9:30a.m. | Registration

9:30a.m.–9:35a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK

9:35a.m.–9:40a.m. | Opening Remarks
Sung-Ho Lee, Chairperson, NHRCK

9:40a.m.–9:45a.m. | Congratulatory Remarks
Justice Michael Kirby, Former Chief, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

9:45a.m.–10:45a.m. | Panel 1: Sanctions on Human Rights Abusers in North Korea
Moderator: Nam-geun Yoon, Chair of the Special Committee for North Korean Human Rights, NHRCK
Speakers:
Justice Michael Kirby, Former Chief, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
His Excellency Jong-yil Ra, Former ROK Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Japan
William J. Newcomb, US Korea Institute
Joshua Stanton, One Free Korea

10:45a.m.–10:55a.m. | Coffee break

10:55a.m.–11:55a.m. | Panel 2: South Korea and U.S. North Korean human Rights Policies Review and Prospects
Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK
Speakers:
The Honorable Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus, HRNK
Wee-soo Han, Member of Special Committee for North Korean Human Rights, NHRCK
Suzanne Scholte, Co-Vice Chair, HRNK and President, North Korea Freedom Coalition
Mark Manyin, Congressional Research Service

11:55a.m.–12:00p.m. | Closing Remarks

12:00p.m.–1:30p.m. | Luncheon
Keynote address by The Honorable Robert R. King, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues

The event will be on the record. Please indicate in your RSVP if you are press and if you plan to bring equipment. A mult box for English and Korean will be available for use.

Please email Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs at rosapark@hrnk.org with any questions or concerns.

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