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HRNK Quoted 8 times in the 2017 U.S. State Department Report
April 20, 2018


Dear Colleague,

Today, on April 20, 2018, the U.S. State Department released its 2017 Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  

Please find the link to the Country Report on Human Rights Practices for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea enclosed below:

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2017&dlid=277089

HRNK is mentioned five times by name and eight of our reports are quoted:

  1. North Korea's Camp No. 22 - Update (Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Andy Dinville, 2012)
  2. Imagery Analysis of Camp 15 “Yodŏk” Closure of the “Revolutionizing Zone” (Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Andy Dinville, and Mike Eley, 2015)
  3. North Korea: Kyohwaso No. 12, Jongori (Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Mike Eley, 2016)
  4. The Hidden Gulag IV: Gender Repression and Prisoner Disappearances (David Hawk, 2015)
  5. North Korea: Flooding at Kyohwaso No. 12, Jongori (Greg Scarlatoiu and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., 2016)
  6. Gulag, Inc.: The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea's Export Industries (Kim Kwang-jin, 2016)
  7. North Korea: Imagery Analysis of Camp 15 (Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Andy Dinville, and Mike Eley, 2015)
  8. North Korea's Hidden Gulag: Interpreting Reports of Changes in the Prison Camps (David Hawk, 2013)

While sharing this most encouraging news with you, we wish to thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

The HRNK Team

North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda M. Oh, & Rosa P
Jul 22, 2021

"North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update" is the latest report under a long-term project employing satellite imagery analysis and former political prisoner testimony to shed light on human suffering in North Korea's prison camps.

Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Korea: The Role of the United Nations" is HRNK's 50th report in our 20-year history. This is even more meaningful as David Hawk's "Hidden Gulag" (2003) was the first report published by HRNK. In his latest report, Hawk details efforts by many UN member states and by the UN’s committees, projects and procedures to promote and protect human rights in the DPRK.  The report highlights North Korea’s shifts in its approach

Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. February 25, 2021.  South Africa’s Apartheid and North Korea’s Songbun: Parallels in Crimes against Humanity by Robert Collins underlines similarities between two systematically, deliberately, and thoroughly discriminatory repressive systems. This project began with expert testimony Collins submitted as part of a joint investigation and documentation project scrutinizing human rights violations committed at North Korea’s short-

North Korea's Chŭngsan No. 11 Detention Facility
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Park
Dec 21, 2020

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in the DPRK (more commonly known as North Korea) by monitoring activity at political prison and detention facilities throughout the nation. This study endeavors to both establish a preliminary baseline report and detail activities observed during 2002–2020 at a detention facility variously identified by former prisoners and researchers as the “Chŭngsan No. 11

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019.