DPRK Reports

A database of entities and events related to North Korea's sanctions evasion efforts.

The DPRK Reports database contains structured information relating to the activities of entities that assist North Korea to develop prohibited weapons programmes and evade sanctions. The data is sourced from the United Nations Panel of Experts reports, from 2010 to 2023, as well as the associated UN sanctions resolutions.

It includes profiles of the persons, companies, organizations, and vessels that are mentioned in the reports, and contains information such as names, aliases, locations, contact details and sanction designation status. The database also records the relationships between entities and their involvement or relationship to specific events.

The objective of this database is to provide national authorities and private-sector institutions with information that can assist with sanctions implementation efforts such as due diligence and compliance.

The original data contains a rich set of source documents which we've excluded from the entity network we've imported into OpenSanctions.

Data overview

Entity types:
138 countries · Show overview...
Publisher:Korea Risk Group at RUSI (United Kingdom) non-official source

Korea Risk Group provides primary and secondary data on North Korea that is unavailable anywhere else, and a host to research tools tailored for users within government, business, academia and journalism. It is hosted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London.

Collections:in OpenSanctions Default
Source data:dprk-reports.org · ZIP+FTM
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Last checked: · updated daily

Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
data.zipSource data4.86 MB
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities5.77 MB
statistics.jsonDataset statistics7.4 KB

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Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Recent additions

The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:

Diosdado Cabello RondónPersonVenezuela
Tong San 2VesselNorth Korea
Jin HyeVesselSierra Leone
Jie ShunVesselCambodia
Zakaria Yahya Al-ShamiPersonYemen
Hao Fan 2VesselSt. Kitts & Nevis
Hao Fan 6VesselSt. Kitts & Nevis
Ever Bright 88VesselSierra Leone
Orion StarVesselHong Kong SAR China
Congo Aconde SARLCompanyCongo - Kinshasa
Haejin Ship Management Company LimitedCompanyNorth Korea
Dong Feng 6VesselTanzania
Global Interface Company Inc.CompanyTaiwan