N. Korean human rights workshop in Seoul – The Korea Herald
A workshop on promoting non-violent methods for opposing the human rights violations of North Korea, drawing on the experiences of Eastern Europe during and after the Cold War, will take place on April 25 in Seoul.
“European-Korean Human Rights Dialogue: The experience of promoting human rights in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond” will take place from 1-6 p.m. at the National Human Rights Commission in Mugyo-dong, near City Hall subway station. The event is being hosted by PSCORE, a Seoul-based organization that raises awareness of human rights concerns in the North, and the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany.
The guest speaker for the event will be Sinisa Sikman, who led the non-violent resistance against the regime of former president of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s. In 1997 he founded Otpor (Resistance), a civic youth movement that contributed to Milosevic’s downfall in 2000 and continued in a watchdog role following the revolution.
The event will include discussions and speeches on how non-violent organizations can approach foreign governments and work with the U.N. human rights. There will also be speakers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the British Embassy and Amnesty International USA.
More can be learned at http://pscore.org/newsletter/index.php/2012/04/16/workshop/