​​UNCOI Findings


​"The commission finds that systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In many instances, the violations found entailed crimes against humanity based on State policies. The main perpetrators are officials of the State Security Department, the Ministry of People's Security, the Korean People's Army, the Office of the Public Prosecutor, the judiciary and the Workrs' Party of Korea, who are acting under the effective control of the central organs of the Workers' Party of Korea, the National Defence Commission and the Suprement Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea [Kim Jong Un]."


Report of the COI on human rights in the

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (N. Korea)

February, 2014





United Nations Commission of Inquiry
on Human Rights in North Korea (DPRK)



Mandate of the COI:


The United Nations Human Rights Council has established a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights in North Korea. These include:


  • Violations of the right to food
  • Violations associated with prison camps
  • Torture and inhumane treatment
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Violations of freedom of expression
  • Violations of the right to life
  • Violations of freedom of movement, and
  • ​Enforced disappearances, including in the form of abductions of nationals of other States.

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Calling the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, fat can get you killed in North Korea. Any other complaints about daily life there gets North Koreans incarcerated in brutal work camps. What harm could come from playing Frisbee?

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Playing Frisbee in North Korea

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