Database of those taken by North Korea
FOOTPRINTS is a joint civil society project to document and publish information concerning reported cases of arbitrary detention, abduction and enforced disappearances committed in and by North Korea, including the victims, perpetrators, proceedings to seek redress, relevant human rights instruments and North Korean resources. The open, accessible and searchable online database also provides relational and geospatial information to the users.
Number of Victims by year
For the years 1950 and 1951, FOOTPRINTS documented 19,097 and 214 people respectively.
For 514 people, the year is unknown.
*Numbers reflect cases collected in the FOOTPRINTS system, not total existing cases.
Reports of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea submitted to the UN General Assembly