Human Rights Database

Over 20,000 information providers revealing the real North Korea, not just simple statistics.






Information Providers

Updated April 2021

Collecting and analyzing distributed testimonies and data.

Our aggregated analyzed data represents the voices of the North Korean people.

Through materials such as memoirs, questionnaires, and in-depth interviews, our collected materials have been analyzed and categorized into over 200 items, and we are constantly working to improve the Unified Human Rights Database through the metadata stored in the database.

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Reflecting developments in the situation in North Korea based on the 

international human rights database program developed by HURIDOCS

The NKDB Unified Human Rights Database was developed through the systematic categorization of human rights violations in North Korea based on the categories established by HURIDOCS. NKDB has reorganized the categorization of HURIDOCS to better reflect the unique situation in North Korea. As the HURIDOCS system is built upon international law such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, our database and categorization system also reflects these International Human Rights Standards.

Credibility and Objectivity

Cross analyzing individuals and cases

Mandatory cross verification and confirmation of testimonies regarding individual cases on human rights violations

Acquired testimonies from multiple information providers on over 3,000 individual cases

(Maximum 40 information providers for each case)

Largest repository of North Korean 

human rights violations in the world

Utility and Effectiveness of the Unified Human Rights Database

The Unified Human Rights Database is an essential reference for the White Paper on North Korean Human Rights, White Paper on Religious Freedom in North Korea, and other research projects.

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Restricting the acts of perpetrators of cases of North Korean human right violations
Data collection through Small Data Analysis on updated information and setting the research focus with an appropriate approach
Providing information about the reality of the human rights situation in North Korea domestically and internationally
Resources for ascertaining the cases of human rights violation and rehabilitation for victims of human rights violations
Utilized as resources in the negotiation and implementation process for the improvement of the human rights situation in North Korea
Nurturing professionals in North Korean human rights

The Unified Human Rights Database is built from testimony provided by those who have experienced, witnessed, and heard about human rights violations in North Korea.

Their testimonies mark the beginning of improvements in North Korean human rights and the process of transitional justice.

NKDB makes every effort to ensure the security of the NKDB Unified Human Rights Database

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