|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK LAUNCHES PYONGYANG REPUBLIC: NORTH KOREA’S CAPITAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS DENIAL BY ROBERT COLLINS North Korean E
|New HRNK and AllSource Report on North Korea's Camp 16: Prisoner Population Likely Increased
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and AllSource Launch Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 14
|#GivingTuesday with HRNK
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK LAUNCHES NORTH KOREAN HOUSE OF CARDS: LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS UNDER KIM JONG-UN BY KEN E. GAUSE
|PRESS RELEASE: NORTH KOREA EXPANDING DETENTION OF WOMEN: REPORT
|Open Letter to U.S. Congressmen Conyers and Rangel Addressing North Korea Engagement and Human Rights
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Releases New Report: Arsenal of Terror— North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism
|No “Interview?” Rest Assured There Is Plenty to Watch and Read about North Korea
|ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, ALLSOURCE ANALYSIS (ASA) AND HRNK PARTNER TO MONITOR NORTH KOREAN POLITICAL PRISONS
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK, JBI and NGO Consortium Call on UN Member States to Adopt UNGA Draft Resolution on North Korea
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and JBI Call For Deeds, not Words from North Korea; Seek a Strong General Assembly Resolution
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK calls upon China's President while in Seoul to announce a halt to forced repatriations of North Korean refug
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and AllSource Analysis Update Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No.
|PRESS RELEASE: Illicit: North Korea’s Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Welcomes the Report by the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on North Korean Human Rights
|HRNK Mourns the Loss of HRNK Board Member Richard Williamson
|PRESS RELEASE: FORUM ON NORTH KOREA’S HIDDEN GULAG
|PRESS RELEASE: The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) to Host
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Launches New Report: North Korea’s Hidden Gulag: Interpreting Reports of Changes in the Prison Camps
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Calls on President Obama to Raise with President Xi Jinping of China the Protection of North Korean Refugees
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK-FLETCHER SCHOOL-LANTOS FOUNDATION FORUM ADDRESSES HUMAN RIGHTS IN KIM JONG-UN’S NORTH KOREA
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and DigitalGlobe Launch Report based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 25
|PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and DigitalGlobe Launch Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea's Political Prison Camp No. 22
|PRESS RELEASE: North Korea’s Political Prison Camp System and the Plight of North Korean Refugees: A Call for Action
|Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment: An Examination of the North Korean Police State
|PRESS RELEASE: Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment
|PRESS RELEASE: Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea's Social Classification System
|PRESS RELEASE: Hidden Gulag Second Edition
This report explains how the Kim regime organizes and implements its policy of human rights denial using the Propaganda and Agitation Department (PAD) to preserve and strengthen its monolithic system of control. The report also provides detailed background on the history of the PAD, as well as a human terrain map that details present and past PAD leadership.
HRNK's latest satellite imagery report analyzes a 5.2 km-long switchback road, visible in commercial satellite imagery, that runs from Testing Tunnel No. 1 at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test facility to the perimeter of Kwan-li-so (political prison camp) no. 16.
This report proposes a long-term, multilateral legal strategy, using existing United Nations resolutions and conventions, and U.S. statutes that are either codified or proposed in appended model legislation, to find, freeze, forfeit, and deposit the proceeds of the North Korean government's kleptocracy into international escrow. These funds would be available for limited, case-by-case disbursements to provide food and medical care for poor North Koreans, and--contingent upon Pyongyang's progress
For thirty years, U.S. North Korea policy have sacrificed human rights for the sake of addressing nuclear weapons. Both the North Korean nuclear and missile programs have thrived. Sidelining human rights to appease the North Korean regime is not the answer, but a fundamental flaw in U.S. policy. (Published by the National Institute for Public Policy)
North Korea’s forced labor enterprise and its state sponsorship of human trafficking certainly continued until the onset of the COVID pandemic. HRNK has endeavored to determine if North Korean entities responsible for exporting workers to China and Russia continued their activities under COVID as well.
George Hutchinson's The Suryong, the Soldier, and Information in the KPA is the second of three building blocks of a multi-year HRNK project to examine North Korea's information environment. Hutchinson's thoroughly researched and sourced report addresses the circulation of information within the Korean People's Army (KPA). Understanding how KPA soldiers receive their information is needed to prepare information campaigns while taking into account all possible contingenc
This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery and former prisoner interviews to shed light on human suffering in North Korea by monitoring activity at political prison facilities throughout the nation. This is the second HRNK satellite imagery report detailing activity observed during 2015 to 2021 at a prison facility commonly identified by former prisoners and researchers as “Kwan-li-so No. 14 Kaech’ŏn” (39.646810, 126.117058) and
This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery and former prisoner interviews to shed light on human suffering in North Korea by monitoring activity at civil and political prison facilities throughout the nation. This study details activity observed during 1968–1977 and 2002–2021 at a prison facility commonly identified by former prisoners and researchers as "Kyo-hwa-so No. 3, T'osŏng-ni" and endeavors to e
This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery and former detainee interviews to shed light on human suffering in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, more commonly known as North Korea) by monitoring activity at political prison facilities throughout the nation. This report provides an abbreviated update to our previous reports on a long-term political prison commonly identified by former prisoners and researchers as Kwan-li-so
Through satellite imagery analysis and witness testimony, HRNK has identified a previously unknown potential kyo-hwa-so long-term prison-labor facility at Sŏnhwa-dong (선화동) P’ihyŏn-gun, P’yŏngan-bukto, North Korea. While this facility appears to be operational and well maintained, further imagery analysis and witness testimony collection will be necessary in order to irrefutably confirm that Sŏnhwa-dong is a kyo-hwa-so.
"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
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-term detention facilities, conducted by the Committee for Human Rights