|Project Title||Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in the DPRK|
|Project Summary||Assist in research and documentation of perpetrators of North Korean human rights abuses.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||2|
Assist in the research and documentation of North Korean human rights abusers to help advance USG efforts to name perpetrators whenever possible. The research will also be used to draft the semiannual Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in the DPRK in compliance with the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016. The project involves reading through Korean-language original source materials and may involve conducting phone interviews with victims. The intern will develop an understanding of international human rights law and USG sanctions policy, while advancing USG efforts to promote respect for human rights in one of the world’s most closed societies. Information collected will also be shared with UN and foreign government agencies to help promote accountability for North Korean human rights abusers and lay the groundwork for future accountability mechanisms.