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North Korea human rights


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  • 1. North korea
    Human rights
  • 2. North Korea is known for abusing human rights. In this presentation I will look at North Koreas best and worst human rights. I will also give you an insight to what it is like living in North Korea and what the government is like.
  • 3. Article 13
    Article 13 is probably North Koreas most abused human right. Only high members of the government are allowed vehicles making it difficult to travel around the country. Journalists aren't allowed to enter the country. Citizens have to
    The border shared between North Korea and China.
  • 4. Get government approval to leave the country, but this is practically impossible to get anyway, so it extremely difficult to leave North Korea.
  • 5. Pyongyang
    Pyongyang is the capital city of North Korea. It is the country's pride and joy. Living is Pyongyang is very luxurious. It is complete contrast from what is happening outside the city.
    Pyongyang. The big pointy building in the background is the Ryugyong hotel, the highest building in Pyongyang.
  • 6. Only North Koreas best citizens are permitted to live in Pyongyang. It mainly consists of top politicians, but healthy, patriotic citizens are also permitted. Anyone who is even suspected of any crime against the government, or related to someone that suspected of a crime against the
    A close up on the Ryugyong hotel.
  • 7. Government, is removed from the city. Anyone who is mentally or physically disabled is also removed from the city. This way only the elite North Koreans get the better quality housing, better food, and all the other things Pyongyang has that the rest of North Korea doesn’t.
    The city centre. The North Korean flag is hanging. Below that is a picture of Kim Il-sung, the eternal president of north korea.
  • 8. Article 26
    Article 26 of the universal declaration of human rights is probably North Koreas least abused human right. Although everything taught in school is strictly government controlled, it is easy for children to get an education.
    A North Korean school. A picture of Kim Il-sung hangs outside.
  • 9. It is compulsory for children to attend one year of kindergarten when they are five (though a year at kindergarten when they are four is available), four years of peoples school (or in New Zealand, primary school) from ages six to ten, and six years of secondary school (high school in New Zealand)
    North Korea school children.
  • 10. From ages ten to fifteen. From there students go to university. Though to get to a good university, you need to live in Pyongyang
    In all North Korean schools, politics is the most imprtant thing. This was decided by kim Il-sung. The only time this doesn’t happen is when students get into a special secondary school for music and arts.
  • 11. A story of human rights abuse in North Korea
    On march 17, 2009, North Korean border guards arrested American journalists Euna lee and Laura Ling for entering North Korea without a visa. They were sentenced to 12 years hard labor.
    Euna Lee and Laura Ling
  • 12. A South Korean newspaper said ”two reporters working for a US-based internet news media outlet, including a Korean American, were detained by north Korean authorities earlier this week, and they remain in custody there. The pair were supposedly filming on the North Korean side of the Tuman river when they were arrested.
  • 13. North Korea claimed that the two had crossed the river but other sources say that they were filming on the Chinese side of the river, and that the North Korean border guards had crossed the river to get them. On June 4th they were trialed and found guilty. They were sentenced to 12 years hard labor.
  • 14. Over in the US, they were outraged. They decided to send someone to North Korea. After discussing many candidates, they chose former president Bill Clinton. On august 4th, Clinton arrived in Pyongyang. Clinton had a long discussion with Kim –sung Il (the son of Kim Il-sung). After this, Kim let Lee and Ling free.
  • 15. Bibliography
    Welcome to North Korea by Peter Tatteroo and Raymond Feddema.
    North Korea in pictures by Alison Behnke. Published: 2005, Lerner Publications