North Korea: Starved of Rights: Human rights and the food crisis in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

North Korea: Starved of Rights: Human rights and the food crisis in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

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Index Number: ASA 24/003/2004
Date Published: 17 January 2004
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, North Korea

For more than a decade, the people of North Korea have suffered from famine. Hundreds of thousands of people have died as a result of acute food shortages caused by natural disasters and economic mismanagement. This report examines three key issues; the famine and violations related to the right to food; other human rights violations in the context of the famine; and the responsibility of the international community.


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