Under the following link you can find PSCORE’s UPR report (2014) about the North Korean Criminal System and Human Rights Violations. The report is based on 10 selected testimonials from the year 2013.

The authors of this report mainly selected 10 testimonials of the year 2013 concerning the problem of the North Korean criminal system. The evidence provided in the form of testimony is based on the experience of North Korean defectors and it shows that human rights violations are not only rampant in North Korea, but are also tolerated by the authorities. PSCORE therefore believes that such human rights violations constitute crimes against humanity. The interviewees arrived in Korea between 2005 and 2011, and their ages ranged from 26 to 55 at the time of the interview. For the sake of safety and protection of refugees, this report uses pseudonyms. Their testimony provides evidence that the three core areas of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely Articles 3, 5, and 9, are in violation of the criminal system. The testimony also provides examples of cases where the North Korean authorities violate much of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”, a treaty ratified by North Korea), Articles 6, 7 and 9. At the same time, it emphasizes that Pyongyang violates other provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the national level at the same time.

The report is in Korean.

PSCORE UPR Report – Korean