Media Coverage Surrounding Trump-Kim Summit

In the days leading up to and immediately following the June 12 summit meeting in Singapore between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, we were asked to comment about our perspective on the meeting’s probable outcome. In the following reports, NKinUSA President Jinhye Jo and Vice President Grace Jo talk […]

International Media Coverage

Ever since the start of the first Moon Jae-in – Kim Jong-un summit at the end of April we’ve received several requests for comment from various media outlets from around the world. For all of our multilingual friends and supporters out there, here is a sampler of some recent international news coverage: O Estado de […]

An Opinion About the Women Cross DMZ Peace Walk

Initially, I was delighted to hear that female activists were going to walk across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Thus, I shared the news with other North Korean defectors. I have no interest in discussing politics nor do I wish to offer an opinion about whether someone is earnest or misguided. Nevertheless, the one point that […]

Confronting the North Korean Human Rights Crisis

My name is Thomas Barker. I am an attorney in Washington, D.C. Although my legal specialization is as a health care regulatory lawyer, for the past three years, I have developed a very fulfilling pro-bono practice representing people who I consider to be heroes: North Korean defectors. In this article, I will explain why I […]

We Must Unite in One Voice

North Korea is the worst human rights tragedy occurring in the world today. In fact, North Koreans are the only people in the world that do not enjoy one single human right under the thirty articles that are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United Nations adopted this Declaration in response to […]