UN panel condemns North Korea of crimes against humanity

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2014-2-17 19:12:00

Public Hearings held in Tokyo by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Photo: OHCHR

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NK leaders should face trial: UN

North Korea's leaders should be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity that include exterminating, starving and enslaving its population, a UN team said Monday.

A hard-hitting report on the nuclear-armed totalitarian state also strongly criticized its denial of basic freedoms of thought, expression and religion, and its abduction of citizens of neighboring South Korea and Japan.

Full Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

          The Inquiry 


          NK's Reactions 

North Korea 
Denies the existence of such camps
Refuses to cooperate with the investigation

          Released Reference 

Most recent Special Procedures' reports  Most recent reports by the UN Secretary-General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Secretariat 
24 August 2011
13 February 2012
13 September 2012
1 February 2013
14 August 2013

26 August 2008
24 September 2010
7 September 2011
19 September 2013

More reports

           China's Reaction 

Courts do not help human rights
Dialogue is the way to resolve human rights differences



Photos: Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/ Human Rights Council


Chu Chenghao, International law expert at National Central University
"The ‘responsibility to protect’, or the concept of placing the value of human life above that of national sovereignty, has been increasingly invoked among the international community. Although North Korea has not experienced civil war, its people have endured human rights abuses for a long time. If North Korea does not improve its human rights situation, the nation will likely face official charges from the International Criminal Court."

Source: takungpao.com

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