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UN strives to make North Korea accountable for human rights violations

  • The human rights committee of the United Nations general assembly has approved a resolution calling for the security council to refer North Korea’s human rights situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

    The resolution, which is non-binding, will now go to the general assembly vote, media reports say.

    Russia and China voted against it.

    Earlier this year a UN report had described the human rights situation in North Korea as exceeding all others in “duration, intensity, and horror.”

     

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