North Korea: Statement on the UN Commission of Inquiry

The ICJ made an oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council responding to the report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The statement called on the Council to take action on the findings and commending the Commission of Inquiry for overcoming the challenges to its work

The ICJ underlined the need, in view of the findings, for the Council to act with a view to ensuring accountability of perpetrators, including through means of international criminal responsibility.

The statement commended the innovative methodology adopted by the Commission of Inquiry and emphasised the need to protect victims and witnesses.

The full statement may be downloaded in PDF: Advocacy-UN-HRC25-DPRK-OralStatement-032014

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