Kim Jong-Un cares more about his weapons than the people of North Korea

Last year, North Korea launched over 90 ballistic, cruise and hypersonic missiles – more than any other year in the country’s history. 

Its annual volley of weapons testing began on 5 January 2022 with the successful launch of a hypersonic missile. By 30 January, the state had conducted its biggest missile launch since 2017, and in September, it passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state.

In November, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, 210km west of the island of Hokkaido. Japan’s defence minister declared that, launched at a lower trajectory, the missile had the range to hit the US mainland carrying nuclear warheads.

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Freedom of Religion or Belief in Full

Three quarters of the world’s population lives in countries with severe restrictions on the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) – in fact, it’s one of the most widely-violated human rights in the world.

This blog is all about FoRB; how to better understand the different aspects of this often-overlooked right, the situation in countries where this and other rights are violated – and the perpetrators and victims at the centre of it all.

Expert analysis by members of CSW’s advocacy team, who work in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, will put a spotlight on FoRB issues in the news and CSW’s research.

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Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) – in full

“Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.”

Article 18, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

CSW is a human rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief (FoRB).



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