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Item 4 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the DPRK

Human Rights Watch thanks Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana for his work on human rights in North Korea, and in particular his attention to abuses against women documented in his latest report. Sex and gender-based discrimination and subordination of…
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Interactive Dialogue under item 4 with Special Rapporteur on DPRK

Human Rights Watch would like to thank the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, for his ongoing work to address gross and systemic human rights abuses in North Korea.
 
 The last year has…
201801wr_northkorea_human_rights   North Korean leader Kim Jong-un participates in the opening of the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central New
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Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Human Rights Watch thanks Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana for his work on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We welcome his continued support to advance accountability for gross and systematic human rights…
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Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Item 4

Human Rights Watch welcomes Tomas Ojea Quintana to his new role as Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We thank him for his comprehensive report, and welcome his endorsement of the recommendations…
Soldiers walk under pictures of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the capital's main ceremonial square after a mass rally and parade on May 10, 2016.
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Item 2 – Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on his Annual Report

We share the High Commissioner’s concerns about current threats to human rights values, and to the international framework itself. Whether the Council can rise to these challenges will depend on a number of factors.
 
 First, leadership: many…
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Statement delivered as part of the Panel on the DPRK

Human Rights Watch welcomes today’s presentation by the panelists. Their perspectives reinforce the findings of last year’s commission of inquiry report, which concluded that since 1950, the North Korean government has systematically kidnapped nationals…
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(New York) – The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK), consisting of over 40 human rights groups from around the world, wholeheartedly welcomed the passage of the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of…
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UPR Submission Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) September 2013   Summary Human rights conditions in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) remain so dire they are sui generis (in their own category, according to a former special…
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Statement by Human Rights Watch Interactive Session with the North Korea Commission of Inquiry

Human Rights Watch commends the efforts of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, its Chairman, Justice Michael Kirby, and Commissioners Marzuki Darusman and Sonja Biserko, and appreciates the interim…
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3rd KINU Chaillot Human Rights Forum 2013

Philippe Dam, Human Rights Council Advocate Human Rights Watch – Geneva   The adoption by the Human Rights Council of a resolution establishing an international Commission of Inquiry into the “systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights”…