Genocide in North korea By:Yitong Shen.Micheal J III.letcia D.Sheryl O. State:IL City:Chicago School:ogden international Teacher:Mr.wagner How is GENOCIDE happen in south korea? Countries at Risk: North Korea North Korea has been a leader in human rights violations since the Korean War when they kidnapped and forced thousands of South Koreans to fight on the side of the North. The civil war, each side backed by a corresponding political superpower, lead to the split of the peninsula along the 38th parallel. Since, North Korea has used fear, torture and propaganda to ensure the loyalty of its citizens to the regime and the Kim family. Atrocities committed by the communist regime include Nazi-like work camps believed to house approximately 500,000 domestic and political prisoners, systematic starvation of non-party citizens and forced abortions. The situation in North Korea is defined as politicide and is in the most severe and deadly stages of the process. In assessing the severity of the politicide in North Korea, Genocide Watch employs The 8 Stages of Genocide by Dr. Gregory Stanton (1998). Stages four and five in the “eight stages of Genocide” (Stanton, 1998) are organization and polarization. The labor camps in North Korea are an example of polarization. The existence of these camps has been affirmed by Amnesty International with the use of satellites and also by defectors who have confirmed their existence. The people are organized into two groups, those for the communist party and those not explicitly working for the party, those “against” the party are at risk of being imprisoned in the camps. Those who do not work for the party also face the reality of starvation. The 1990’s was a period known as the “arduous march” in which North Korea’s economy failed and fell into depression and famine. Since that time, the needs of the common people have taken a back seat to those who are members of the communist party and the military. These members are the first and often the last to receive the rations that are provided from foreign humanitarian aid. The final stage of this process is denial. Kim Jong-il has long denied the existence of these prison camps. More recently, following the death of Kimg Jong- il his son, Kimg Jong –Un, denied allegations of sending people to labor camps for “not mourning enough” according for CNN’s report by Jiyeon Lee and Jethro Mullen. Despite the fact that this Hermit Kingdom has come under new leadership this year, Kim Jong-un has already made his intentions known as the new “Great Leader” with his increase in military activity along the South Korean border. It is for this reason that North Korea remains at the top of the list of Countries at Risk in 2012, according to Genocide Watch. Who is the guy behind control is? PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, exNBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders." Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim since he inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011, watched a basketball game with the authoritarian leader Thursday and later drank and dined on sushi with him. At Pyongyang's Sunan airport on his way to Beijing, Rodman said it was "amazing" that the North Koreans were "so honest." He added that Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder, "were great leaders." Nuclear weapon-North Korea By Park Byong-su, staff reporter and Kang Tae-ho, senior staff writer The Park Geun-hye administration’s approach to North Korea that was disclosed in the joint briefing by the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Mar. 27 can be summarized as a plan to continue the two-track strategy of putting pressure on the North while seeking dialogue. In addition, the ministries said in their reports that they would also pursue humanitarian aid to the North and inter-Korean talks in order to get the trust process for the Korean peninsula off the ground. At the 2013 work report briefing presided over by Park Geun-hye at the Blue House, Yun Byung-se, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke about North Korea’s nuclear program. “Along with maintaining pressure on North Korea with the assistance of countries around the world who are dutifully carrying out UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2094, we will devote ourselves to making progress on the North Korean nuclear issue through multilateral deliberation, including bilateral and trilateral discussions with the members of the six-party talks,” Yun said. Yun’s remarks indicate that he will seek to change North Korea’s attitude by strengthening the sanctions in the UNSC resolution through deliberations with neighboring countries, with the ultimate aim of solving the North Korean nuclear issue. A senior official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs interpreted this as a “two-track approach.” “With North Korea continuing its provocations and threats after its third nuclear test, sanctions are definitely taking center stage, but talks and cooperation are always possible, provided that North Korea makes the right choice,” the official said. The Ministry of Unification also reported that it would stick to the trust building process policy direction for the Korean peninsula through a practical and balanced approach that prioritizes tight security, while at the same time leaving open the possibility of dialogue. In terms of specific actions to be taken to normalize inter-Korea relations through the trust building process, the ministry identified nine key tasks. These included finding a real solution to the humanitarian issue, promoting dialogue between the two countries, finding a more systematic way to enforce agreements, pursuing reciprocal cooperation and exchange, making the Kaeseong Complex more international, and bringing about a thaw in inter-Korea relations to help solve the North Korean nuclear issue. In the press conference held after the work report was completed, Ryoo Kihl-jae, Minister of Unification, emphasized eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula and creating a virtuous cycle in inter-Korea affairs. “If some degree of trust can be established up between the North and South through the trust building process for the Korean peninsula, that will clearly contribute to the development of inter-Korea relations,” he said. But considering the gravity of the current situation, with the military standoff pushing tensions ever higher, the range of policy options for building trust is limited. Ryoo showed his awareness of this when he said, “We will not allow circumstances to prevent us from actively seeking to improve inter-Korea relations.” But nothing was said about what concrete steps would be taken aside from the promise to provide humanitarian aid to the young and the needy in North Korea. One reporter asked Ryoo whether the South shouldn’t be more proactive in pushing for talks to deter the North from making further provocations and to prevent war from breaking out on the Korean peninsula. The talks the reporter suggested would be on a different level from ongoing discussions about cooperation and exchange between North and South Korea. In response to this question, Ryoo said, “While this is an issue that we are considering, the fact remains that this is North Korea that we are dealing with. As of now, it is hard to say whether such talks are possible, and whether the North is ready to listen. For the moment, we will have to wait and see. Whenever the time comes, we will do what needs to be done.” Regarding South Korea’s relations with neighboring countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its plan to upgrade the ROK-US alliance to a comprehensive strategic alliance for the twenty-first century by expanding the scope of bilateral cooperation to the area of global issues. When it comes to China, the Ministry said that it would engage in a variety of strategic discussions to seek collaboration in the areas of politics and security, and that it would strengthen the “cultural bond” between the two countries, which share a common legacy of Confucianism and the writing of Chinese characters. Concerning Japan, the Ministry said it would establish a stable foundation for collaboration through expanding economic cooperation and cultural exchange while also maintaining a firm stance on historical issues. In addition, The Ministry also suggested the Northeast Asian Peace and Cooperation Initiative (Seoul Process), which is designed to create an initiative for regional cooperation, as a way to overcome the so-called Northeast Asian paradox. This paradox refers to the fact that, even as the countries in Northeast Asia become more economically dependent on each other, distrust and conflict continue to hamper bilateral cooperation. How do ICC think about is? The court is investigating other possible war crimes, including a preliminary investigation in Afghanistan and formal investigations in Sudan and Kenya, among others. It has jurisdiction in cases involving member states, and also is sometimes empowered to investigate cases by the U.N. Security Council – as it was in a case concerning Sudan's Darfur region, where the court has issued an arrest warrant for President Omar alBashir on suspicion of genocide. He denies wrongdoing. I think it already break two rules 1.making nuclear weapon 2. breading UN rules . How do we take action on is? We can send E-mail to pantgon. We can send E-mail to senoter and congrass man. We also can made a poster to prove What their doing is not right.