"Research into human rights violations in North Korea and creating database" The purpose of the study is to research into and analyze human rights violations situation in North Korea by means of analyzing accounts of visitors to North Kor ...
"Research into human rights violations in North Korea and creating database" The purpose of the study is to research into and analyze human rights violations situation in North Korea by means of analyzing accounts of visitors to North Korea, sojourners in North Korea or North Korean defectors and interview with North Korean defectors and based on which "database for North Korean human rights violations" is objectively and systematically created and reasonable and scientific alternatives are explored.
The first year, the research is based on published accounts of visitors to North Korea, sojourners in North Korea and North Korean defectors.
The second year, research based on interview with North Korean defectors and then analysis of it.
The main contents and outcomes are:
① Outcome of analysis of published accounts and interview conducted by NKDB
First, analysis of 154 books is completed.
Second, the interview with 250 individuals is conducted.
Third, the result of interview and analysis includes 3,903 violation cases. (Observation and experience: 3,004 cases, 73.0%/ Second-hand source and other: 899 cases, 23.0%)
Fourth, the result of research and analysis includes 2,975 individuals. (Victims: 2,436, 81.9%, persecutors: 129, 4.3%, Witnesses and others: 410, 13.7%)
② Developing the method of research and categorizing of human rights violations
First, Incident Analysis Sheet is developed; in which researcher easily categorize the details of cases
￭ As the previous work for research of human rights violations, we developed an analysis sheet relating to violation cases.
￭ Researchers continuously had meetings and workshops to discuss how to make and develop the Incident Analysis Sheet.
￭Incident Analysis Sheet is invented to reflect the characteristics of human rights violations occurred in North Korea.
Second, Individual Analysis Sheet is developed to analyze individuals relating to human rights violations.
￭Previous to research of human rights violation, we developed an analysis sheet of individuals relating to violation cases.
￭The Researcher team continuously had meeting and workshop to discuss the development of Individual Analysis Sheet.
￭Individual Analysis Sheet is devised considering the characteristics of human rights violations in North Korea.
Third, thesaurus sheet is developed.
￭Previous to research of human rights violations, we independently developed thesaurus sheet to categorize the information of cases and to be appropriate for human rights violation situation in North Korea.
￭The Researcher team continuously had meeting and workshop to discuss development and improvement of the thesaurus sheet.
￭The thesaurus sheet is devised with consideration of characteristics of human rights violations in North Korea.
③ Developing and constructing the database of human rights violations with originality
First, the North Korean human rights violation database is created
￭Previous to constructing database for North Korean human rights, we developed our own database which is appropriated for North Korean human rights situation.
￭The database adopted the part of excellence of Huridocs and Martus program, considering convenience for users.
￭The research team continuously had meetings and workshops for development of the database.
Second, constructing and managing North Korean human rights database
￭ The result of analysis of human rights violations is entered into database which developed by North Korean human rights archives (NKHRA), a subsidiary organization of NKDB
￭ Because the information of database mostly consists of private information of North Koreans and North Korean defectors, it is managed confidentially in accordance with the security regulation of NKDB