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The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) involves over 40 organizations from around the world. It was formed with the goal of establishing a UN Commission of Inquiry to investigate Crimes against Humanity in North Korea. In order to achieve this, the ICNK works to raise public understanding and awareness of the human rights situation in North Korea.

ICNK does this in myriad ways, including facilitating the holding of hearings of defectors and victims of Crimes against Humanity, in parliaments of UN member countries. ICNK simultaneously holds exhibitions involving art, literature, or performance to share these stories with the public.

ICNK is also organizing international campaigns in each member country. These campaigns focus on sending letters or petitions to the UN urging the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry, as well as sending a message directly to the leaders of North Korea. ICNK also works to keep the public informed by issuing irregular reports on the human rights situation in North Korea.

ICNK will be releasing statements that criticize the North Korean regime and urge it to take responsibility for its actions, and incite action to prevent further North Korean crimes against humanity.