News story from the Archives Watch website detailing the opening of the Human Rights Documentation Center and Archive in South Korea. Link to the News Story – Seoul Opens North Korea Human Rights Documentation Center and Archive.
Korea establish its first archive of human rights abuses in the North. The North Korea Human Rights Documentation Center and Archive was designed to mirror West Germany’s Salzgitter Center that was opened in 1961 and recorded cases of human rights abuses in East Germany during the Cold War. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Korea in a plenary session passed the motion to establish the archive. The archive will subsequently be housed in the headquarters of the NHRC.