February 21, 2024

Public inquiry into N. Korean rights violations nears end

Chairman of investigation calls inquiry findings 'shocking,' says they moved committee to tears

The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is nearing completion of its final report on following an especially public process – and its chairman has called the results shocking and moving.

Mandated “to investigate the systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights” in North Korea, the COI has been collecting evidence and testimony since early 2013.