Confronting North Korean Communist Abuses: Some Possible Markers

  • Lavinia Stan
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Should a unified Korea confront the legacies of human rights abuses in North Korea (the DPRK), and if so, how? To answer these two related questions, it is worthwhile looking at the experience of Eastern Europe, which during 1945— 1989 was subjected to totalitarian communism, a regime system similar to North Korea’s. Drawing on the experience of other countries scarred by a communist past, we can show both why and how a unified Korea should confront the human rights violations perpetrated by the communist North Korean regime.


Transitional Justice Communist Regime Court Trial Political Prisoner Secret Police 
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