North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves to the people during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, July 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)
The Time Has Come for Action on North Korea's Human Rights Violations
April 14, 2014,
The United Nations Human Rights Council last week issued a strong resolution calling for action against North Korea "in order that those responsible for human rights violations, including those that may amount to crimes against humanity, are held to account." In March, a separate UN commission of inquiry on human rights in North Korea finished its investigation on "the systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights" in North Korea. Today, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) hosted an address by Michael Kirby, chair of that UN commission, to discuss the commission's work and methods.