S.Korea passes North Korean human rights law | NK News
July 20, 2024

S.Korea passes North Korean human rights law

While the bill was passed with a considerable approval rate, criticisms remain

Seoul on Wednesday night passed its North Korean human rights bill 11 years after it was first brought before the National Assembly, following the end of world's longest filibuster against an anti-terrorism law which concluded with the opposition party’s surrender.

The legislation, which has been stuck since last fall despite broad agreement between the ruling Saenuri and opposition Minjoo parties, passed with a strong majority.

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