July 09, 2020

S. Korea opens discussion for N. Korean human rights bill
Broad divisions remain between ruling, opposition parties proposals, especially over leaflets

South Korea’s National Assembly opened discussion on two North Korean human rights bills Monday morning, nearly a week after the passage of a U.N. resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights violations.

The two major South Korean parties, the ruling Saenuri Party and the opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), each proposed their own bill to the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee.