The North Korean Human Rights Act documents and background

THE LAW

The North Korean Human Rights Act (P.L. 108-333) [ PDF, TXT ]

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CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS AND STATEMENTS

North Korea: Human Rights Update and International Abduction Issues (4/27/06)

Transcript: PDF
Prepared statements: Hon. James A. Leach, Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Hon. Jay Lefkowitz, Mrs. Sakie Yokota, Mr. Koh Myung Sup, Prof. Yoichi Shimada, Prof. Cho Chang-Ho, Mrs. Lee Mi-Il

Letter to Secretary Rice on NKHRA funding and implementation (2/21/06) [ PDF ]

An Update on the Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act (10/27/05)

Transcript: PDF, HTML
Prepared statements: Hon. James A. Leach, Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Ms. Kelu Chao and Mr. Daniel Southerland, Mrs. Ma Soon Hee, Mrs. Cha Kyeong Sook, Mr. Tim Peters

The North Korean Human Rights Act: Issues and Implementation (4/28/05)

Transcript: PDF, HTML
Prepared statements: Hon. James A. Leach, Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Hon. Joseph DeTrani, Hon. Arthur Dewey, and Ms. Gretchen Birkle, Ann J. Buwalda, Esq., Marcus Noland, Ph.D.

North Korea: Human Rights, Refugees, and Humanitarian Challenges (4/28/04)

Transcript: PDF, HTML (includes defector testimony)
Prepared statements: Hon. James A. Leach, Hon. Elton Gallegly, Mr. L. Gordon Flake, Mr. Tarik M. Radwan, Mr. Timothy A. Peters, Ms. Suzanne Scholte

North Korea: Humanitarian and Human Rights Concerns (5/2/02)

Transcript: PDF, HTML (includes defector testimony)

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ADMINISTRATION REPORTS AND STATEMENTS

State Department Annual Report on Activities of the Special Envoy (7/06)

USAID Report on Assistance Provided Inside North Korea (4/06)

State Department response to 2/21/06 Member Letter (3/06)

State Department Fact Sheet: FAQ on Refugee Aspects of NKHRA (3/06)

State Department Report on N.Korean Refugee Admissions (10/05)

State Department Report on Promoting Freedom of Information (10/05)

USAID Report on Humanitarian Assistance to North Koreans (4/05)

USAID Report on Assistance Provided Inside North Korea (4/05)

BBG Report on U.S. Broadcasting to North Korea (3/05)

State Department Report on U.S. Policy Toward North Korean Refugees (3/05)

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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Library of Congress Bill Summary and Status (H.R. 4011)

House Report 108-478 (Committee on International Relations)
Report describing the background and intent of the initial bill, as introduced

Initial House consideration and passage (July 21, 2004)
House floor consideration in the Congressional Record

Senate consideration and passage (September 28, 2004)
Senate floor consideration of amended bill in the Congressional Record

Final House consideration and passage (October 4, 2004)
House final passage of amended bill in the Congressional Record

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