Entry #3476: LGBT employment discrimination in North Korea

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RegionNorth Korea
IssueLGBT employment 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.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html


Revision History (7)

Revision by Notdog1996. Changing the description, as it is needlessly inflammatory

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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.

Revision by im_h_DEACTIVATED

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NoteThe North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens.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. Korea executes LGBTQ+ Members, because they are "influenced by capitalism".
Reports (7)
  • Sources are invalid or broken "Free North Korea Radio, alongside Radio Free Asia, are right wing think tanks, they shouldn't be taken seriously as a source of any kind about a country so closed in like the DPRK, this is obvious because the broadcast used has literally no proof this has ever happened."
  • Sources are invalid or broken "source from this comes from a SK based US funded propaganda radio station, completely untrustworthy source https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2022/10/113_95702.html "
  • Sources are invalid or broken
  • Newer law has been passed "there are no verifiable sources "
  • Note field is incorrect "It hasn't been confirmed if the country regualrly executes same-sex couples."
  • Sources are invalid or broken "Source is unreliable and obfuscates truths often"
  • Sources are invalid or broken "The only information about executions against LGBTQ+ people is from a US funded non-profit."

Revision by im_h_DEACTIVATED

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Value(REMOVED)No protections
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
Sourceshttps://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Peoples_Republic_of_Korea_1998.pdf?lang=enhttps://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/09/182_95702.html
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https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Peoples_Republic_of_Korea_1998.pdf?lang=en 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 says all citizens are equal"

Revision by maddyksf

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

Revision by TommmyThorpe

Old Value New Value
ValueNo protections(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteThe North Korean Constitution states that all citizens are equal but it is unclear if this equality is extended to LGBT citizens.
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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.
Sourceshttps://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Peoples_Republic_of_Korea_1998.pdf?lang=en
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https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Peoples_Republic_of_Korea_1998.pdf?lang=en

Revision by Ausyk

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Start Date(NONE)Sep 14, 1948
NoteNo
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SourcesNo
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Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "DPRK is a socialist country where everyone is guaranteed a job and housing. Every citizen is guaranteed this whether they’re LGBT or not."

Ausyk created this entry.