Protecting Fundamental Freedoms

Committee for Human Rights in North Korea




HRNK was founded by a distinguished group of foreign policy and human rights specialists focused on promoting human rights in North Korea. Their organizational objectives are to close North Korea’s gulags, open North Korea’s border, inform North Korea’s citizens, foster good economic principles, promote access throughout North Korea, feed the hungry in North Korea, and link development assistance to North Korea to tangible improvements in the regime’s human rights record.

The Committee’s research and publication activities focus on how the North Korean totalitarian regime abuses the rights of its citizens, its vast system of political prisons and labor camps, the regime’s denial of equal access to food and goods, and the plight of refugees fleeing to China.

Their well researched and well-written studies have established our reputation and our leading role in the growing international network of human rights, humanitarian assistance, and policy organizations committed to opening up and revealing North Korea to the rest of the world.

Check out links to one their reports below or find more on their website.

HRNK_NK Camp 25

For this report, DigitalGlobe Analytics examined eleven images collected from 2003 to 2013 of the North Korean political prison facility known as Camp 25 (a.k.a. Kwan-liso No. 25, Political Prison Facility No. 25, No. 25 Chongjin Political Concentration Camp, Susŏng Correctional Center) in Susŏng-dong, Ch’ŏngjin-si, Hamgyŏng-bukto, on the northeast coast of the nation. In this analysis, imagery was compared to identify changes in the organization of the camp.