February 15, 2013

Press briefing: US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland

Delivered on Feb. 14, 2013
The United States remains deeply concerned about the human rights situation in the DPRK.  We do support the establishment of enhanced mechanisms of inquiry into the DPRK’s human rights violations at the UN Human Rights Council’s upcoming session. 
 We continue to work actively with our partners and to work closely with international organizations, including by co-sponsoring resolutions in the Human Rights Council and the GA, to raise attention to and to seek redress with regard to the deplorable human rights conditions in the DPRK.  And we also support the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, whom the DPRK authorities have continued to deny access into the country.