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North Korea’s nuclear tests

februari 24 @ 15:00 - 18:00

Date: February 24th 2023
Time: Doors open at 15:00, panel discussion 15:30-16:30
Place: Fores, Sveavägen 59, Stockholm

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Detta exklusiva seminarium arrangerar Fores tillsammans med den sydkoreanska människorättsorganisationen Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) i samband med deras Sverigebesök. 

Observera: Seminariet sker på engelska.

Six nuclear tests have been carried out at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea since 2006. International peace and security is at risk since new tests may well be underway. A new report released by the Seoul-based NGO, the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG), reveals how radioactive contamination from the test site is putting the whole region at risk, likely to turn up the geopolitical heat between North Korea, China, South Korea and Japan.

The report discloses the result of radiation exposure of North Korean defectors and export goods, and the results as well as the lack of state responses are worrisome. Join Fores and TJWG in mapping out the serious radioactive and geopolitical risks and how we best move forward.


  • Huber Younghwan Lee, Executive Director TJWG
  • Ethan Hee-Seok Shin, Legal Analyst TJWG
  • April Park, Researcher TJWG
  • Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein, Associate Reserach Fellow at the Asia programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs
  • Gabriel Jonsson, Associate Professor in Korean Studies, Stockholm University
  • Kristina Sandklef, CEO Sandklef Asia Insights

The discussion is moderated by Kerstin Lundgren (C), Third Vice Speaker of the Riksdag, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs for the Centre Party.

More panelists may be added.


februari 24
15:00 - 18:00