The leading North Korean human rights research and advocacy group based in America.
- Jason Lim, The New York Times
Who We Are
HRNK is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, bi-partisan research organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2001 by a group of distinguished foreign policy and human rights specialists, HRNK researches and publishes information on North Korea's human rights situation.
NKhiddengulag.org was created to serve as a resource and discussion board for the sole topic of North Korea's prison camp system. It is meant to be a guide for students and others interested in learning more about the human rights violations that occur in the camps, prison camp locations, and differences between the prison camps.
Our #1 Guiding Objective
Close North Korea’s Gulags
Up to 120,000 people are believed to be imprisoned without due process, under inhumane conditions, for political reasons; an estimated 400,000 have died in such camps. We should seek access to the camps for International Committee of the Red Cross inspection teams, a list of those imprisoned and those responsible for their care, and information regarding their sentences and their conditions. A special effort must be made to release family members detained in the camps without charge, because of the policy of collective punishment for the kin of political prisoners. This practice and infanticide against inmates’ new-born children should be stopped immediately.
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 435
Washington, D.C. 20036