'Petition for Change: Documenting Cases of Human Rights Violations and Abuses in North Korea'
NK Watch has interviewed more than 600 North Korean defectors, who experienced or witnessed human rights violations in North Korea, and submitted petitions to the United Nations. The goals for our activity are fourfold: first, to generally spread awareness about ongoing inhumane practices in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK), which include enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, torture, and systemic gender violence in detention facilities; second, to aid the international community in invoking a response from the North Korean government to further ongoing investigations and expand institutions’ abilities to monitor the DPRK’s activities; third, to induce not only the UN human rights bodies, but the international community at large to draw attention to horrifying human rights issues in North Korea; and fourth, to press the North Korean authorities, the perpetrators of crimes against humanity.
By disseminating information collected through this project, NK Watch hopes to bring the international community closer to bringing human rights perpetrators in North Korea to justice. Thus, NK Watch’s overarching objective is to make perpetrators in North Korea aware of the increasing levels of international pressure that they may seek out reforms on their own volition, thus mitigating the scope of human rights violations committed against the North Korean people.
'Who We Are'
NK Watch was founded in 2003 by survivors of North Korean political prison camps. NK Watch works to raise awareness internationally about the public executions, ruthless torture and beatings, sexual violence, famine, disease, forced labor, and other egregious human rights violations taking place in North Korea, particularly in its political prison camps. Ultimately, NK Watch aims to help end the human rights violations and restore the rights and freedoms of the North Korean people.
Please help NK Watch's activity. Please help end human rights violations committed by the DPRK regime.
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