March 02, 2024

UN commissioner calls for North Korea to reengage on human rights

Human rights chief says Pyongyang hasn’t cooperated for years, as DPRK representative lashes out over abduction issue

The United Nations' chief human rights official called for North Korea to reengage the international human rights system this week, stating that Pyongyang has “isolated itself” even further in recent years.

High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk delivered the remarks at the opening of the 53rd regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.

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