APALSA, International Law Society, and the Korean Students Organization Present: "Failure To Protect: What To Do About Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns in North Korea"

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom

What is going on in North Korea?

It's difficult to gauge, as outsiders looking in.  North Korea is shrouded in secrecy and mystery, with the North Korean government exercising what amounts to total control over its own people and, to an extent, anything that happens within its own borders.  As such, though there has been much criticism and condemnation of the North Korean government for human rights violations, the actual state of affairs is difficult to measure and, understandably, difficult to combat.

Jared Genser is a partner at DLA Piper in DC, as well as president of Freedom Now-- a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-partisan organization dealing specifically with human rights violations and international law.  A recipient of the Freedom Fighter Award from Liberty in North Korea, Mr. Genser will be speaking primarily in his capacity as a representative of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

Mr. Genser has also graciously agreed to answer questions about his experience(s) representing such prominent "clients" as former Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel, former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Aung San Suu Kyl, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel, both in a Q&A session concluding the lecture and a reception immediately following it.

Funded in Part by Student Government.