December 03, 2021

UN unsure how findings on rights violations will be received

Despite overwhelming support at the start of its mission, there is no guarantee that the recommendations of an upcoming UN-backed report on human rights violations in North Korea will receive the necessary support.

In March 2013 the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea began a year-long endeavor to investigate human rights violations by the North, initiated “with a view to ensuring full accountability, in particular for violations which may amount to crimes against humanity.”