한국인으로 여기저기 살아보기(3): 싱가폴편

[2014년 2월 싱가폴을 방문한 Pussy Riot 맴버들과의 간담회 후] 마지막 블로그를 쓴것이 2016년 8월이라 거의 일년만에 후속이야기를 쓰게 되어 스스로 감회가 새롭다. 그동안 많은 일이 있었다. 직장을 옮겼고, 도시도 (또) 옮겼다. 이전 포스트를 보니, 충고를 한답시고 지금 직장이 해가 되는 거 같거든 어서 떠나라 했는데, 내 자신은 나를 해치고 있었던 직장을 떠나는데 일년이나 걸렸다. 이얘긴…

Aung San Suu Kyi’s challenging task for Myanmar Muslims

This blog is based on the author’s recent fieldtrip to Malaysia and Myanmar on 28 July – 6 August 2016, during which she interviewed officials from UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Malaysian and Myanmar governments, human rights activists, researchers, Rohingya refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kuala Lumper (KL), Yangon and…

Australia’s asylum policy, time to act before the September Summit in NY

The past week was not good for Australia’s human rights records. Last week, there were reports about child abuses in juvenile detention centres in Northern Territory. This week, the human rights violations and daily attack against refugees and asylum seekers in Nauru cover the news headlines. Australia’s offshore asylum processing centres and human rights abuses…

North Korean Kidnapping in Southeast Asia

Among many issues that the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (UN COI) on the human rights situations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) covered in their 2014 report was the kidnapping of foreign nationals by North Korean spies under the direct order by Kim Jong Il, the father of the current leader Kim…

In the Making of North Korean Defector-Activists

Introduction In March 2013, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council established the Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate human rights in North Korea and appointed Michael Kirby, a retired Australian judge as the chairperson of the COI and two other commissioners. The COI report in February 2014 accused the North Korean leader, Kim Jong…