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PacNet #51 – Start Thinking Now About Transitional Justice in a Post-Transition North Korea

July 11, 2013

It’s not too soon to begin thinking about transitional justice for North Korea. While this "failed state" has managed to muddle through (thanks in large part to Beijing’s decision to keep it on life support), the end of one of the world’s most repressive regimes could happen sooner, rather than later. Broaching the subject of transitional justice now is central to efforts to prepare for the Pyongyang regime’s inevitable collapse. It could even save lives today.