UN Petitions for 2017

In November 2017, NK Watch published an English book titled, “UN Petitions for 2017,” accusing the North Korean government of gross human rights abuses and appeals for victims’ relief.

From October 2016 to November 2017, a total of 150 petitions were drafted through in-depth interviews with 121 North Korean defectors, classified into five categories; torture, arbitrary detention, enforced or involuntary disappearances, violence against women, contemporary forms of slavery (North Korean overseas workers). It deals with human rights violations related to each item. Each case shows in detail how the North Korean regime has violated the human rights of the North Koreans. The booklets are being distributed to domestic and overseas government agencies and NGOs related to human rights.

※Names of the alleged victims, the sources, and the family are all initialized for security reasons.