February 25, 2024

South Korea-based NGO mapping North Korean abuses from above: report

Transitional Justice Working Group aiming to identify mass burial and execution sites

A Seoul-based NGO has spent the last two years attempting to identify key locations where human rights abuses are claimed to have taken place in North Korea in an effort to seek accountability for those responsible, according to a new report published on Wednesday.

The report, published by the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG), is a preliminary effort to “build a digital map of crimes against humanity in North Korea”, a press release accompanying the report read.