Entry #279: LGBT discrimination in North Korea

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RegionNorth Korea
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusNo protections
Start DateSep 14, 1948
End Datenow
DescriptionBecause sexual orientation as a concept does not appear in North Korea law, there is no legal prohibition of discrimination by state and nonstate actors based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
Sourceshttps://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/north-korea/ https://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 328) https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html


Revision History (8)

Deleted by Markissik. Fixing the description after several reports + adding more sources

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NoteNorth Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism".Because sexual orientation as a concept does not appear in North Korea law, there is no legal prohibition of discrimination by state and nonstate actors based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
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North Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism". Because sexual orientation as a concept does not appear in North Korea law, there is no legal prohibition of discrimination by state and nonstate actors based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
Sourceshttps://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.htmlhttps://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/north-korea/
https://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 328)
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html
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https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html https://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/north-korea/ https://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 328) https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html

Revision by im_h_DEACTIVATED

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NoteNorth Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism"North Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism".
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North Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism" capitalism".
Reports (6)
  • Newer law has been passed "This contradicts what is said in the “Homosexual activity” section"
  • Sources are invalid or broken "The only information about executions against LGBTQ+ people is from a US funded non-profit."
  • Sources are invalid or broken
  • Sources are invalid or broken "No source except US government or US government owned news networks which are infamous for spreading lies, disinformation and US propaganda "
  • Sources are invalid or broken
  • Newer law has been passed

Revision by im_h_DEACTIVATED

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Value(REMOVED)No protections
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteThe North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens, however this is not backed by any legal resources or human accounts.North Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism"
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The North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens, however this is not backed by any legal resources or human accounts. Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism"
Sourceshttp://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20120205154843/http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html
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http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html https://web.archive.org/web/20120205154843/http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html

Revision by Buzdolabimotoru

Old Value New Value
ValueNo protections(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "It literally says all citizens"

Revision by maddyksf

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)No protections
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)

Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contexts(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Illegal in some contexts
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteThe North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens.The North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens, however this is not backed by any legal resources or human accounts.
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The North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens. citizens, however this is not backed by any legal resources or human accounts.
Sourceshttp://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.htmlhttp://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20120205154843/http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html
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http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html https://web.archive.org/web/20120205154843/http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html

Revision by TommmyThorpe

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNo protections(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Protections and discrimination do extend to LGBT citizens under communist ideologies."

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