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Conference “A prison with no fence”

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and Database Center for North Korean Human Rights are pleased to invite you to attend the conference “A prison with no fence. Exploitation and human rights abuses faced by North Korean workers in Poland”.
The conference will be held on Monday, 27th of June, from 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM at Centrum Konferencyjne Zielna (Zielna 37 street, 00-018 Warsaw, Poland).

At the conference NKDB will present a report on the state of human rights of North Korean laborers dispatched in Poland. A discussion will cover their working and living conditions, violations of their human rights and exploitation.

Conference program

9.30–10.00 Registration

10.00 Welcoming guests and short introduction to the seminar

• Yeosang Yoon, PhD (Chief Director, NKDB Human Rights Archives)
• Danuta Przywara (Chief of the Board, HFHR)

10.20–12.00 Panel 1
Human right situation of North Korean laborers dispatched in Poland – Working and living conditions, violations and exploitation

• Teodora Gyupchanova (NKDB)
• Jacek Białas (HFHR)
• Rafał Tomański (journalist, „Rzeczpospolita”)
• Michał Kołodziejski (Chief of Asia and Pacific Department in Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
• Agnieszka Mikulska (HFHR) – moderator

12.00–12.45 Lunch break

12.45–14.15 Panel 2
Policy recommendations related to improving the human rights conditions of NK Laborers in Poland and proposed solutions to the situation

• Yeosang Yoon, PhD (Chief Director, NKDB Human Rights Archives)
• Prof. Waldemar Jan Dziak (Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences)
• Nicolas Levi, PhD (Foundation Poland-Asia, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences)
• Jarosław Leśniewski (Chief of Legality of Employment Department in National Labour Inspectorate)
• płk Robert Bagan (Deputy Director of Foreigners Authority, National Border Guard Headquarters)
• Rafał Tomański (journalist, „Rzeczpospolita”) – moderator

14.15–14.45 Coffee break

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

Working languages of the conference are English and Polish.
Interpretation will be provided.

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