Kim Jong-Un, North Korea, and Human Rights: Inside the Latest

Sponsored by the St. Thomas International Law Association

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 29, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM



University of St. Thomas School of Law
MSL 235

Amanda Mortwedt Oh is a project officer at the Committee of Human Rights in North Korea in charge of a series of more than 30 studies monitoring and investigating North Korea’s political prison camps through satellite imagery and escapee testimony.

Amanda's research focuses on human rights, international criminal law, and North Korea’s prison camps. She authored a report that was submitted to the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea (COI) on behalf of HRNK and co-authored a Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights study calling for a “Rights Up Front” policy toward North Korea.

Amanda holds a Master of Laws in International Law (LLM) degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she studied “North Korean State and Society” and wrote her thesis on North Korea and transitional justice. Amanda also serves as an attorney in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Come hear Amanda speak about her latest article, "The Human Rights Factor: Changes Under Kim Jong-un." If you're interested in checking it out beforehand, see here:

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP! 

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