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July 20, 2024
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UN Security Council debates North Korean human rights, exposing fissures again

Experts bemoan worsening situation, as ROK spotlights issue during presidency despite Russian and Chinese opposition

The U.N. Security Council (UNSC) held a public meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea on Tuesday, following through on South Korea’s pledge to spotlight DPRK issues during its monthlong term as president.

The meeting — requested by the U.S., U.K., South Korea and Japan but opposed by China and Russia — was the second on DPRK human rights since last year and featured briefings from U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk, special envoy for North Korean human rights Elizabeth Salmón and North Korean defector Geum-hyok Kim.

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