NK Human Rights Abuses Detailed in UN Report

UN Report on Human Rights Abuses in North Korea


UN Lays Open NK Human Rights Abuses

On February 7, 2014 the United Nations released a 36-page report produced by its Commission of Inquiry based upon many hours of eye witness testimony detailing human rights abuses in North Korea. The report is titled “Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”

Working with the United Nations,our organization, Life Funds for North Korean Refugees, was one of only two NGOs to raise the issue of China’s human rights abuses vis-a-vis North Korean refugees (the other being Human Rights Without Frontiers). For more information about the information provided by LFNKR, click this link.

To download and read a copy of the final UN Report in PDF format, click here.

Contents of the UN Report

I. Introduction
II. Mandate and methodology
A. Non-Cooperation by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
B. Methods of work
C. Legal framework and standard of proof for reported violations
D. Archiving and record-keeping of testimony
III. Principal findings of the commission
A. Violations of the freedoms of thought, expression and religion
B. Discrimination
C. Violations of the freedom of movement and residence
D. Violations of the right to food and related aspects of the right to life
E. Arbitrary detention, torture, executions and prison camps
F. Abductions and enforced disappearances from other countries
IV. Crimes against humanity
V. Conclusions and recommendations
I. Correspondence with the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Jong-un
II. Correspondence with China