February 06, 2013

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, by Marzuki Darusm

UN Special Rapporteur Marzuki Darusman

UN Special Rapporteur Marzuki Darusman has recently submitted his report to the 2013 Human Rights Council, which will be meeting in late February and early March. At the Council session, a resolution might be adopted to establish a commission of inquiry into crimes against humanity in North Korea. The report makes the case for the commission and actually cites HRNK as an originator of the idea (footnote no. 11 on page 7).

HRNK's 2006 report entitled "Failure to Protect: A Call for the UN Security Council to Act in North Korea" recommended the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations perpetrated by the North Korean regime, some of them possibly amounting to crimes against humanity.

Read UN Special Rapporteur Marzuki Darusman's report here.