Lessons from Germany for transitional justice in NK

first_imgNews Image: TJWG Lessons from Germany for transitional justice in NK North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China By Daily NK – 2015.08.03 5:58pm SHARE Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea’s apprehension of citizenswithout due process of law, its systematic political prison camps, and myriadother violations of human rights are gradually gaining more attention from theinternational community. And so, within this social milieu, a group of NGOsconvened to shed light on how to bring about justice for North Korean human rights victims. Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG),National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), Social Science Korea (SSK)Human Right Forum, and Heart for Korea (HEKO) hosted a joint symposiumentitled, “Transitional Justice Measures in Germany and Crimes Against Humanityin North Korea,” in Seoul on July 28th. This conference sought to devise methods for South Korea and the international community to approach andcombat the systematic violation of human rights by North Korean securityentities. At the forefront of discussions taking place at theconference was the topic of Germany’s treatment of the legacies of human rightsabuses committed by former East German policing organs. Upon reunification of the country, West Germany extended relative tolerance to human rightsperpetrators of East Germany; this tolerance was ascribed to what was deemed as patentrepentance on the part of the former governing party of East Germany, the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).“The Ministry for State Security of EastGermany had committed a multitude of human rights violations; however, only ahandful of commanders were punished while lower-ranking officers who simply followedsuperiors’ commands were pardoned,” Park Sang Bong, the head of GermanReunification Research Institute, explained at the event. Daily NK followed up after the event withHubert Younghwan Lee, head of TJWG, who added, “Sadly, it commonly happens inmany societies in transition that the majority of perpetrators are not heldfully accountable because, among other reasons, politicians are often afraid ofpunishing those who can mobilize a group that resists transition. Politiciansbelieve that strong punishments might further exacerbate internal political conflictsand thus hinder the processes for reconciliation and peace. However, impunityoften comes at the expense of truth and justice for victims of serious abuses” Nevertheless, reunification is not the onlyviable channel to see justice for those who have long suffered frommethodical oppression of their most basic human rights. Koo Jeong Woo,associate professor at Sungkyunkwan University, explained, “North Korea hassigned various human rights treaties. It ratified the International Covenant onCivil and Political Rights in 1981, the Convention on the Rights of the Childin 1990, Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities in 2013,etc. That gives the international community the legal foundation to hold NorthKorea accountable for its violations of these treaties.” Lee expounded on this assertion, pointing out that while Germany offers useful insight in terms of a reunification scenario on the Korean Peninsula, a different window of opportunity may open for socio-political change in North Korea– even without reunification. “To be prepared for such acase, we need to pay attention to many other countries where transitionhappened internally,” he said. News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department storelast_img read more

Watford have ‘asked the most’ about player – Can leave if…

first_imgThe Strasbourg defender was key in his side’s comfortable table finish this season (11th) and his performances caught the eye of many clubs around Europe, including Watford.Using both Daryl Janmaat and Kiko Femenia in the position this season, Javi Gracia seems intent on adding a bit of quality to the role this summer, and Lala is supposedly on his list.L’Equipe on Thursday look at the player’s situation, explaining that despite all the attention, no official offers have arrived for Strasbourg to seriously consider.Embed from Getty ImagesAs things stand, Watford are the club to have ‘asked the most’ about the right-back, who will be allowed to leave if the right offer comes in.The main issue, according to the French newspaper, (and this is for everyone, not just the Hornets) is Lala’s age.At 27, few clubs are prepared to spend upwards of €12m on a player they would struggle to see any financial return on in a few years, which means Strasbourg, who ideally would like €15m for their star, might have to lower their demands, still leaving them with a nice profit considering they only paid around €700k for him back in 2017.Perhaps if they decide to let him go for less than €10m, Watford might come knocking more seriously.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo The 2018-19 campaign saw the emergence of Kenny Lala as one of the better right-backs in Ligue 1, showing the world it’s never too late to burst onto the scene.last_img read more

Alli extends Tottenham stay until 2022

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli joined Spurs from lower league side MK Dons in February 2015 © AFP/File / Lindsey ParnabyLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 19 – Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has signed a new six-year contract that is set to see him stay with the north London side until 2022, the English Premiership club announced Monday.England international Alli joined Spurs from lower league side MK Dons in February 2015 and the 20-year-old has since scored 11 goals and managed nine assists in his 38 Premier League appearances for the White Hart Lane team. Alli has followed in the footsteps of Spurs team-mates Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Tom Carroll and Harry Winks, who have all extended their contracts in recent weeks.“I’m happy to be here and playing at Tottenham,” Alli told the club’s official Twitter account.“Personally I can’t think of anywhere better, with the fans, the manager we’ve got here and the young team. It’s a great place to be.”Alli had a dramatic breakthrough campaign last season after making his Tottenham debut against Manchester United in August.He went on to score 10 goals in 46 appearances, playing a key role as Spurs finished third in the Premier League and qualified for European football’s elite Champions League competition.Alli finished the season being named the Young Player of the Year for 2015/16 by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association and was included in the PFA’s Premier League Team of the Year.He won his first England cap in November last year and has so far scored one goal — an impressive long-range shot against France in a Wembley friendly in November.Alli was included in England’s squad for this year’s European Championships but, in common with many members of Roy Hodgson’s squad, he was well below his best in France as the team were knocked out of the tournament by football minnows Iceland.This season has seen Alli feature in all five of Tottenham’s opening Premier League matches, with the midfielder scoring once, in a 4-0 win away to Stoke City earlier this month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more