North Korean Rights Abuses May Be Crimes Against Humanity

On March 10, Marzuki Darusman, the United Nations investigator who uncovered violations in the totalitarian state of North Korea, told the Human Rights Council that his eight-year probe had uncovered nine systematic patterns of abuses including mass starvation, prison camps and no recourse or judicial system for people accused of crimes. He urged the UN to create an independent commission to investigate institutional and personal accountability for human-rights violations and to make recommendations to North Korean officials and the international community for further action.

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Mar 12, 2013
Richard Gowan
East Asia