Advocating for Human Rights Across the Korean Border

Country: South Korea
December 10, 2020

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“When we continue our legislative activities without losing sight of our original intentions, and manage the influence of political parties, we can accomplish a lot.”

Ji Seong-ho discusses how his time as a human rights activist and the skills he has a developed as a North Korean defector have allowed him to succeed in advancing reforms in parliament. He discusses managing shifting priorities and communicating with his government colleagues.

Ji Seong-ho is a North Korean defector and human rights activist living in Seoul. He has spent him time raising awareness of human rights in North Korea. In 2010, he founded the organization Now, Action & Unity for Human Rights (NAUH). In 2020, he was elected to the South Korean National Assembly and now serves as a Member of Parliament.