About Us

Korea Future Initiative is a non-profit charitable organisation whose mission is to equip governments and international organisations with authoritative human rights information that support strategies to effect tangible and positive change in North Korea. Our team works directly with North Korean victims, witnesses, and perpetrators to document their unique experiences and to establish the truths behind human violence. Visit our website to learn more about what we do.

The FORB database contains information from an ongoing investigation and documentation project. Its objective is to provide an accurate accounting of patterns of documented religious freedom violations perpetrated against North Korean citizens and to inform decision-making in the international community. Specific data is included in a freely-accessible Korea Future Initiative report. Download the report here.

This database will continue to be updated on a rolling basis through 2020-2022. It is intended to support policymakers, journalists, research organisations, academics, and the public.