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Office of the Special Envoy for Human Rights in North Korea (G/SENK)

The Office of the Special Envoy for Human Rights in North Korea was created by the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004, which called for a Special Envoy to "coordinate and promote efforts to improve respect for the fundamental human rights of the people of North Korea." On August 19, 2005, President Bush appointed Jay Lefkowitz as Special Envoy.

  
Highlights

The Importance of Human Rights for North Korea
Keynote Luncheon Address by Special Envoy Lefkowitz at Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Why North Koreans Need Us
Special Envoy Lefkowitz's op-ed in New York Sun.

Building an International Consensus on North Korean Human Rights
Deputy Special Envoy Whiton: "Those of us in the free world should pursue various means at our disposal to help the people of North Korea achieve the inalienable human rights to which they are entitled." full text

U.S. Should Not Give Aid to Dictators
Special Envoy Lefkowitz's remarks to the Yale Political Union about North Korea's human rights record.

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