Acts for North Korean People
who deserve Human Rights and Justice in North Korea.

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history

2003
June
The founding of the Democracy Network against the North Korean Gulag.
2003
December
Organization name changes to The Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights.

Registers as a nonprofit corporation under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Unification.
2004
October
Published "The Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights Investigation Report - Names Lost to NK Gulags" (Seoul: Zeitgeist, 2004).
2004
2009
December
Press conference announcement by 100 North Korean victims of crimes against humanity urging an ICC Investigation.
2009
2011
January
Publishes "245 Prisoners of Political Prison Camps in North Korea: The Revolutionary Zone at Yodok Gwaliso No. 15" (Seoul: The Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights, 2011).
2011
2013
December
Begins the submission of petitions regarding North Korea’s Crimes against Humanity to Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups under the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The inauguration of Executive Director Ahn Myeongchul.
2013
2014
April
From April 2014 to March 2019, attends the regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, met with the Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups under the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
2014
May
Organization name changes to NK Watch.
2016
December
Files a Letter of Complaint on North Korea’s Crimes against Humanity to the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (regarding crimes of murder, torture, arbitrary detention, and involuntary disappearances, OTP-CR-424/16).
2016
2020
May
Publishes research paper - Kwanghyung Lee et al., "Effects of International Advocacy toward Human Rights of North Korea" (Seoul: NK Watch, 2020).
2020
2021
September
Holds a conference on International Advocacy to act to ensure accountability for North Korea’s human rights violations (Co-hosted by the Dutch Embassy in Korea)
2021
2023
July
Publishes research paper - Kwanghyung Lee and In Su Kwak, "The Suryong Dictatorship Mechanism: Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea?" (Seoul: NK Watch, 2023).

Holds [Briefing for the International Community] Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity? (Co-hosted by NDI)
2023