UN Security Council Act for NK Human Rights

[imText1]International organizations working to solve the issue of North Korean human rights recently began a petition on the 15th September to urge the U.N. Security Council to take an active interest on this issue.

This is the first time international human rights organizations have amalgamated to begin a rally in support of North Korean human rights. 5 organizations have participated in this petition; Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Anti-Slavery International, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

The organizations are arguing that “Article 1685 of the U.N. Security Council’s Resolution has failed to discuss the situation of North Korean human rights” and revealed in the purpose of their petition that “Issues such as peace and security must also be included if the situation of human rights were to be improved.”

On the 25th, the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights revealed that “The petition submitted on 14th September to 15 representative members of the U.N. Security Council first began as a movement by organizations for the improvement North Korean and then supported by international human rights organizations.”

Since North Korea launched a series of missiles on July 15th, the U.N. Security Council has opted to implement Article 1695 comprehensive measures to ban embargos on North Korea.

The organizations of the petition contended that “Hundreds of thousands of North Korean citizens are dying of starvation as a result of the North Korean regime’s disinterest and oppression of human rights” and claimed that “Freedom of expression and religion is non-existent in North Korea. Tens of thousands of North Korea citizens are on the verge of death having been tormented in gulags.”

They urged “The most important factor is that the U.N. Security Council is urged to stop oppression amongst North Korean citizens made by the Pyongyang regime. If the international community does not take the issue of North Korean human rights seriously, then the North Korean regime will also take a disinterest in human rights.”

Furthermore, they said “Only when North Korea becomes an open society will the issue of North Korean human rights be resolved.” It was stressed “The Security Council needs to be urged to expand the transparency in humanitarian work and in freedom amongst North Korea citizens.”

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