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2017년 7월 19일|Where Are The Bodies Buried In North Korea? Investigators Are Preparing For Future Trials.

There is no sign of imminent change in the North, but previous atrocities show the importance of being ready to collect evidence.

All India | 2017, The Washington Post | Anna Fifield, The Washington Post | Updated: July 19, 2017 09:15 IST

SEOUL:  Efforts to hold the Kim regime accountable for decades of brutality against the North Korean people have so far amounted to little, but that isn't stopping human rights activists from trying to document the abuses.

The latest effort is an ambitious project by the Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working Group that aims to map sites of mass killings and mass burials in North Korea so that - one day - evidence can be collected and the regime can be held responsible.

"Victim testimony was often given a limited place in previous hearings, like those on the former Yugoslavia and on the Holocaust," said Sarah Son, one of the authors of the mapping report, which will be published Wednesday. "But location-based data provides a bigger picture on patterns of abuse within a country."

The research was backed by the National Endowment for Democracy, which seeks to bolster civil society and democratic institutions around the world and is financed by the U.S. Congress.

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