Human Rights situation in North Korea

In North Korea, over 150,000 people are arbitrarily imprisoned in camps as slave labor. Refugees report torture, rape and public executions.  However, North Korean refugees in China are arrested and deported to North Korea - even though South Korea readily accepts all refugees. In North Korea, refugees can expect torture and death.

“A wide range of crimes against humanity ( ... ) were, and continue to be perpetrated in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)". The three-member UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea published this unambiguous conclusion on February 17, 2014 in its report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.  This is the first time that UN investigators formally established that the North Korean leadership commits “crimes against humanity" against its own people.