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North Korea’s human rights policy : Formulation and implementation

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Title North Korea’s human rights policy
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Formulation and implementation

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Collins, Robert

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[Washington, DC]:International Council on Korean Studies

Date 2014
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal of Korean Studies:vol. 18(no. 1)
Pages 33
Subject Country North Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < General
Holding International Council on Korean Studies

Abstract

The Kim Family Regime’s approach to human rights has always been one of formal policy versus real policy. Formal policy on human rights is based on state documents, starting with the constitution and followed by formal laws such as the Criminal Procedures Act, all drafted and ratified by the Supreme People’s Assembly. Real policy, however, is conducted by Party and state agencies at the direction of the Korean Workers’ Party to protect the regime from enemies within. The primary differences between the two is that the formal policy has no agency that implements the rights codified by the state, while the real policy is implemented in some aspect, large or small, by every party, state, economic, and social organization in North Korea. (The rest omitted)