Category: North Korean Human Rights

UN Security Council Adds North Korean Human Rights to Agenda

By a vote of 11 in favor, 2 against, and 2 abstentions, the Security Council voted to permanently add the issue of North Korean Human Rights to its agenda…so what have we learned? The vote and ensuing discussion made clear the divide on the issue. The Human Rights situation in North Korea, as detailed in COI released earlier this year,… Read more →

UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on NK Human Rights, Refers Matter to Security Council

Yesterday with a vote of 116 yes, 20 no, and 53 abstentions, the UN General Assembly voted to adopt the resolution on human rights in North Korea passed last month by the Third Committee. The resolution adopts the report of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) released last February. The resolution also refers the matter to the Security Council, recommending sanctions… Read more →

UN Committee Acts on NK Human Rights

  Today the UN Third Committee adopted a resolution recognizing widespread human rights violations and referring the matter to the Security Council. The resolution will likely go before the General Assembly next month. Still, many countries voted against the resolution and tried to amend it earlier in the day. The amendment would have stripped the resolution of language referring the… Read more →