North Korea
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Overview

Although the government took some positive steps to engage with international human rights mechanisms, the situation on the ground failed to show real progress. Up to 120,000 people continued to be arbitrarily detained in political prison camps, where conditions fell far short of international standards. Restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of movement remained severe. Workers sent abroad suffered harsh working conditions.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

Issues we are working on in North Korea

Detention and imprisonment

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Freedom of Expression

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Torture

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