UN panel adopts resolution condemning N. Korea’s human rights abuses

UN panel adopts resolution condemning N. Korea’s human rights abuses


A United Nations committee has adopted a resolution,…
calling for accountability for the grave human right violations carried out by the North
Korean regime. The resolution was passed by consensus without
a vote for the 15th straight year. Lee Seung-jae reports. On Thursday,… the UN Third Committee,…
which oversees humanitarian issues around the world,… passed a resolution calling
for accountability for the ongoing and gross human rights violations taking place in North
Korea. The document was passed by consensus without
a vote for the 15th year in a row. According to the text drafted by EU member
states,… the UN “condemns the long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross
violations of human rights in and by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, including those
that may amount to crimes against humanity.” The resolution also calls for the UN Security
Council to “take appropriate action to ensure accountability,”… by considering referring
the North Korean situation to the International Criminal Court and consider further sanctions
to target “those who appear to be most responsible for human rights violations”,… an apparent
reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The EU countries and 40 other member countries
including the United States, Canada, and Japan participated in the joint proposal. Some countries, including China and Russia,
did not join the consensus,… but did not demand a vote. While South Korea joined the consensus,…
it did not participate in the joint proposal. South Korea participated in the joint proposal
from 2008 until last year. This year’s resolution largely contains the
same language as those of previous years,… and is expected to pass the UN General Assembly
next month. Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.

3 thoughts on “UN panel adopts resolution condemning N. Korea’s human rights abuses”

  1. haha UN you need to blame yourself you are the ones that made the human rights acts and we know about your Cairo declaration of human rights that is sharia law and how your trying to use it to invade America

  2. >>>While South Korea joined the consensus,… it did not participate in the joint proposal.
    With course change this time, SK is revealing itself as a puppet state under full control of Pyongyang.

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