UN to Form Commission on North Korea

The UN Human Rights Council has voted in favor of creating a ‘Commission of Inquiry’ to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.

The 47-member council took just 16 minutes to unanimously pass a resolution stipulating the formation of the commission in Geneva earlier today. The resolution was tabled by the European Union and Japan.

The commission will have three members, who will spend a year investigating human rights violations perpetrated by the North Korean state. These violations include access to food, the country’s notorious network of prison camps, torture and inhuman treatment, and arbitrary detention, among others.