Our Team

Kim Tae-Hoon(left) is the President of PSCORE. He is an outstanding spokesman on North Korean human rights. 

Kim Tae-Hoon previously served as a chief judge of Seoul District Court, a chief of the Special Committee on North Korea within National Human Rights Committee of Korea. Additionally, he was a member of the committee during the Korean war abduction from the Prime Minister’s office, the Deputy Chairman of the North Korean Human Rights Committee, and the Chairman of the Research Committee for Reunification at the Korean Bar Association. He also received the Human Rights Award at the 2013 Korea National Assembly Human Rights Forum.

He currently leads the Lawyers for Human Rights and Unification of Korea(Hanbyun) and PSCORE

Kim Young-Il is the founder of PSCORE. He was born in North Korea and escaped in 1996 with his brothers and parents after years of persistent famine. He first attempted to leave China for South Korea in 2000 but failed to do so. In 2001, he finally arrived in South Korea via Mongolia. He graduated in with a degree in Chinese Studies from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. 

Nam Bada, our Secretary General, is a South Korean-national who has been working at PSCORE since 2010. He is entrusted with micromanaging the NGO as well as organizing public and private events, fundraisers, and intern projects. Using his background in foreign affairs and human rights advocacy, Bada works as a North Korean activist and has contributed to the U.N. General Assembly and the Human Rights Council since 2012. He has worked on numerous publications, reports, and campaigns pertinent to the humanitarian crisis in North Korea. During his tenure at PSCORE, Bada has been interviewed by several media outlets, including Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Germany and Voice of America (VOA).

PSCORE takes pride in its constant stream of qualified and skilled interns who help sustain and develop our programs, media, communication and marketing strategies, and financial support. We could not survive without the generous support of our interns, volunteers, teachers, sponsors and donors.

For more information about our interns, see our Intern Map here.

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