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The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), founded in 2001 and based in Washington DC, is a non-partisan human rights organization whose principal objective is to raise international awareness of North Korea’s human rights situation through the publication of well documented reports and by undertaking outreach activities in support of the recommendations in those reports.

HRNK’s funding comes primarily from foundations and individual donors. When the organization accepts funding from governments, it will be to further the mission of HRNK and not for any other purpose. As a non-governmental organization, HRNK is independent from the direction of any government or from being under government influence in any way. It is the objectivity, impartiality and quality of HRNK’s reports that have established its reputation and leading role in the network of human rights, humanitarian assistance, and policy organizations focused on North Korea. The organization under all circumstances will uphold its independent and non-political judgment in addressing North Korea’s human rights situation.

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea depends on the generous contributions of our donors. Become a donor of the committee today through individual contributions. Contributions both large and small are welcome and help the Committee in its efforts to bring human rights to North Korea.

Donors offer a variety of support to the Committee. Financial contributions can be made via the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea secure Paypal account or by sending a check addressed to

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
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The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all financial donations are tax deductible.

Other contributions include regional sponsorship of activities, services, as well as contributions of time to support HRNK activities and through the vital support of HRNK interns.

If you have any questions on how you can contribute to The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, please do not hesitate to contact our offices via email (Committee@hrnk.org), phone (202-499-7970), or fax (202-758-2348).

Gulag, Inc.: The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea's Export Industries
Kim Kwang-jin, HRNK Non-Resident Fellow
May 26, 2016

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM EST THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 Coal, iron ore, copper, and other commodities constituting the bulk of North Korea’s exports are mined using forced and slave labor, according to a new 50-page report by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). Authored by Kim Kwang-jin, North Korean escapee and senior analyst currently residing in South Korea, Gulag, Inc.: The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea’s Export Industries is an exami

North Korea: Ch’oma-bong Restricted Area
Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Andy Dinville, and Mike Eley
Mar 17, 2016

Despite North Korea’s adamant denial that political prison camps exist, research based on interviews and satellite imagery reveals a shocking and detailed operation of a vast system of arbitrary and extra-judicial, unlawful detention. In its findings released 

Report embargoed until 12:01a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.