Hearing on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

A conference on the groundbreaking hearing that will feature live testimony from three North Korean defectors: a former prisoner, a former prison guard and a former official from the Ministry of People’s Security, which oversees North Korea’s network of gulags. Three renowned jurists will preside over the hearing:  Navanethem Pillay (Chair), Mark Harmon, and Thomas Buergenthal. The hearing also will feature expert testimony from renowned experts on North Korea’s gulags and its penal system generally — David Hawk and Ken Gause. With pro bono assistance from the law firm of Hogan Lovells, the case will be presented by members of the IBA’s War Crimes Committee, Greg Kehoe, Federica D’Alessandra and Steven Kay, Q.C.

Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
Conference 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM
Reception immediately following

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Why Get Involved?

An estimated 3 million North Koreans have perished under North Korea’s brutal dictatorial regime since the mid-1990s. Families continue to starve to death as the North Korean government withholds food rations to entire regions of the nation. The government arbitrarily detains, tortures, and executes its citizens, including children, in a large network of prison/labor camps. Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have fled to China to survive, however they live in fear of forced repatriation, imprisonment, and possible execution after repatriation. Children whose parents have died or been separated from them wander the streets in search of food and protection. We must act now to bring relief!…

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