Listen to North Korea Inside/Out with Michael Kirby, Barnaby Caddy and Martin Krygier

On Monday, 18 May 2015, the AHRCentre and the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law hosted a seminar with the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and Barnaby Caddy. A crowd of over 250 people gathered to hear Michael and Barnaby's personal accounts of their experience both inside North Korea and the broader impact of North Korea's policies on regional relationships. Martin Krygier introduced both speakers and then proceeded to draw out both men's thoughts on what life is really like for people living in the totalitarian state. Barnaby discussed his experiences as a humanitarian aid worker in North Korea, working in water sanitation and food relief, while Michael spoke about  his role as chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK and about "the specificity, detail and shocking character of the personal testimony – appears without doubt to demand follow-up action by the world community, and accountability on the part of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” 

Listen to the full hour and twenty minute seminar by clicking here.


Download the Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea -­ A/HRC/25/63, 36 pages, click here.