You’re Invited: Dec. 9, “Peace and Human Rights in North Korea”

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When we advocate for peace with North Korea, we often hear the response, “but what about human rights?”

That’s why we’re hosting “Peace and Human Rights in North Korea: An Argument For Ending the War” on Thursday, December 9 at 4pm ET/1pm PT/11am HT. This online event — which will take place the same week as International Human Rights Day — will grapple with the impact of the ongoing Korean War on human rights and how peace can help advance human rights in the context of US-North Korea relations.

Sr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea, will provide introductory remarks. Women Cross DMZ Executive Director Christine Ahn will facilitate the panel discussion with Elizabeth Beavers, a national security and human rights attorney and advocate, and Su-mi Jeon, a South Korean human rights lawyer. The webinar will include an opportunity for audience Q&A.

Register for the event here.

And to further understand how peace can advance not only human rights but also denuclearization and true human security, join us for “How a Peace-First Approach Can Resolve the Security Crisis on the Korean Peninsula” on Monday, Dec. 13 at 9pm ET/6pm PT/4pm HT; Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1pm AEDT. This event will act as the Australian launch of the Korea Peace Now! report Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War, and will be hosted by The Initiative for Peacebuilding at the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Panelists will include:

  • Christine Ahn, Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ and a co-author of the report.
  • Meri Joyce, Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC),Women Cross DMZ and Goodwill Ambassador for Peace on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Associate Professor Jay Song, Korea Foundation Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies and Research Coordinator for Migration, Gender and Environment at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr. Emma Leslie, Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cambodia.

Participant Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Tania Miletic (UniMelb) and Alison Lee (CPCS).

Register for the event here.

We hope you can join us for these important events. See you then!

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