2020 Submission of North Korean Human Rights Victims’ Petitions to the UN (2020/12/07)

From January 2020 to November 2020, NK Watch submitted a total of 88 petitions to the relevant UN bodies based on testimonies given by North Korean defectors who experienced systematic and gross human rights abuse by the DPRK regime.

NK Watch has annually published the sourcebook, which is a collection of all the UN Petitions submitted by the organization. While NK Watch has shared the book with international partners, it is not available to the public for security reasons despite removing all sensitive, private information.

NK Watch has been sharing the book with international partners, including the UN, for transparency purposes and to ensure reliability of the collected data. This process assures that our data is valuable and useful as a record of human rights violations.

NK Watch will continuously move forward to protect human rights and bring democracy to the North Korean society and work towards being a trustful organization.

Above all, NK Watch wants to express our deepest appreciation to all North Korean defectors who shared their experiences of human rights abuses.

Thank you.

NK Watch

*Since 2013, NK Watch has submitted around 800 petitions to Special Rapporteur on Torture, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of Slavery, and Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities based on testimonies given by North Korean defectors, who suffered human rights abuse in the DPRK.