The report accuses the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il of using torture, forced abortion for female prisoners, and capital punishment as instruments of state power.
It says the Pyongyang government views most international human rights norms as illegitimate and subversive to the goals of the state.
The report also says China's human rights record remains poor. It says rights violations include instances of extrajudicial killings, torture and mistreatment of prisoners, as well as forced confessions and arbitrary arrests.
It also says the Chinese government seeks to restrict religious practice to government-sanctioned organizations.
According to the report, Burma's human rights record remains "extremely poor" as its ruling military junta continued to commit numerous serious abuses.
In contrast, the document praised Burma's opposition democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her "tremendous strength of character" in the face of the junta's human rights abuses.