By Kang Hyun-kyung
The head of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said the organization will keep compiling North Korea's human rights violations by doing extensive interviews with defectors here.
The commission plans to issue English publications based on the interviews to help other countries get a deeper understanding of the issue.
"We will keep the international community posted on the human rights situation in the North," Hyun Byung-chul, chairman of the NHRC, said in an interview with The Korea Times at his office in Seoul last week.
The NHRC has addressed North Korean human rights conditions since 2004 when it created an in-house research team.
Staff, along with experts, took trips to Chinese cities near the border with North Korea, and Laos, Cambodia and Thailand to learn about the routes those escaping from the North follow in their search for freedom.