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       4th Chairman of 

     the Board of NDKB 

    SHIN Young Ho 

The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) is a non-governmental organization, established on May 10, 2003, devoted to the improvement and realization of human rights in North Korea as well as transitional justice for past human rights violations.

Our principal activities entail (1) research and record preservation of human rights infractions in North Korea, (2) providing aid and mechanisms for prevention as it relates to human rights violations in North Korea, and (3) providing assistance and protection for victims.


As of April, 2021, NKDB has systematically recorded and analyzed 79,114 cases of human rights violations and 49,017 related individuals in our NKDB Unified Human Rights Database. These accomplishments, possible only through the efforts of many individuals, globally inform the reality of human rights conditions in North Korea and serve as an empirical platform to urge improvement of human rights in North Korea. Furthermore, from the perspective of future reunification of the Korean peninsula, these records will be deemed as valuable data for historical settlements.


Ever since the division of the peninsula, Koreans have long dreamt of reunification and have put in many different efforts to realize this ambition. As an organization that is preparing for future reunification of the Korean peninsula, NKDB believes that the correct path toward reunification is through improvements in human rights conditions in North Korea. I am confident that all our activities hold great value in the process of preparation for reunification. From supporters both in South Korea and overseas, I ask for continued interest and passionate support from you all, who long for reunification and hope for North Korean human rights improvements.

Chairman   SHIN Young Ho

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Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) 북한인권정보센터

3F, Changgyeonggung-ro 1 gil-33, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 

Zipcode: 04558

04558 서울시 중구 창경궁로 1길 33(충무로 4가, 삼양페이퍼피더블) 3층 

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