Ji Seong-ho, who defected on crutches, says by mentioning his story to US lawmakers, Trump put North Korea on notice on human rights
US special envoy for North Korean human rights issues says government has no plans to send humanitarian aid to North Korea at this time
Statement from website 38 North, which focuses on North Korean issues, comes as leader Kim Jong Un opens first ruling party congress in decades
Satellite imagery shows boon in housing units at Camp 16, which has no known witnesses or escapees
Beijing classifies all North Korean defectors as economic migrants, not refugees; once sent back, defectors reportedly tortured and harassed
A North Korean spokesman reportedly slammed the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea for 'fostering sinister acts by using the name of the UN'
UNHCR official tells VOA of Pyongyang invitation that would give UN first chance to visit North to review human rights record
UN rights expert calls on Security Council to involve International Criminal Court to halt abuses including rape, torture, executions
Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to open field office in Seoul as early as June to monitor human rights in North Korea
Researcher at Database Center for North Korean Human Rights says North Korean workers 'go through forced labor and their wages are exploited'
Move to establish office angers Pyongyang, which threatens 'merciless punishment' of South Korea for hosting it
Move comes amid public criticism that British government was using taxpayer money to support communist country’s propaganda efforts
Strategy for holding Pyongyang accountable involves such steps as mapping of cases, sustained attention from General Assembly
UN Ambassador Samantha Power says there is growing awareness of North Korean rights issue despite Pyongyang's efforts to hide it
The students, who range in age from 11 to 20, will be performing 'Arirang,' a Korean folk song, and songs from 'The Phantom of the Opera'
At a conference on N. Korea this week, US Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues said Pyongyang continues to violate human rights despite international concerns
North Korea has not responded to Human Rights Watch allegations
Report says London-based broadcaster found need 'to provide independent, reliable information to people who sorely need it is growing'
Pyongyang began banning foreign tourists in October after Ebola outbreaks in West Africa
Testimony from defector that was found to be untrue doesn't affect validity of UN inquiry, says Michael Kirby