Watch the video - North Korea Inside/Out with Michael Kirby and Barnaby Caddy

On 18 May 2015, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and Barnaby Caddy discussed some of the most confronting aspects of North Korean society – from millions subjected to the most severe human rights abuses to beneficiaries of the system reluctant to discuss its victims. Apart from revealing what is going on inside North Korea, they also debated what the international community could and should be doing about it.

The discussion was moderated by Martin Krygier.

Watch the 1 hour 28 minute video through The Box/UNSW by clicking here.

Barnaby Caddy is an Australian humanitarian aid worker who recently worked for three months in the DPRK, monitoring a nutrition program with a UN agency. He visited everyday North Korean homes, travelled the back roads of the country’s industrial and agricultural heartlands, and saw firsthand the vehicles they used, how they dress, what they eat and how often they smile.

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG was appointed as Chair of the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) in 2013, tasked with investigating the systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights in North Korea, with a view to ensuring full accountability, particularly for violations which may amount to crimes against humanity. He delivered the Commission’s report in February 2014.

The event was co-hosted by the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law and the Australian Human Rights Centre.