Online event: North Korea’s expanding reach - Security, human rights and global implications.

On Wednesday afternoon, ECR MEP Witold Waszczykowski together with EPP MEP Rasa Juknevičienė and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea will host an online event focusing on global implications of North Korea’s expanding reach.

North Korea has long been a subject of international concern due to its expanding nuclear, missile programs, and its abhorrent human rights record. The event will explore the recently increased military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, including potential weapons deals, and its implications for international peace and security. By advancing the proposal for a “human rights up front” approach towards North Korea, the event aims to propose and consolidate a policy strategy for advancing human rights to achieve international security and denuclearisation.

The event will be held online on 29 November at 16:00 CET and 10:00 EST.

Link to the event - https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88508135204


Welcoming Remarks

Witold Waszczykowski | Member of the European Parliament

Part 1- Exporting Violence & Instability: Exploring the DPRK’s Role in the War in Ukraine

Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. | Professor, Angelo State University

Dr. Duyeon Kim | Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Moderator: Dr. Oskar Pietrewicz | Senior Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs

Part 2 - The Security-Human Rights Nexus: Proposing a Human Rights Up-Front Approach toward the DPRK

H.E. Shin-wha Lee | ROK Ambassador for International Cooperation on N. Korean Human Rights

Greg Scarlatoiu | Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Moderator: Rasa Juknevičienė | Member of the European Parliament

Q&A Session

Moderator: Rick Herssevoort | International Outreach Associate, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

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