HRC 25/25 - Human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The situation of human right in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea



adopted on 28 March 2014

In this resolution, the Human Rights Council condemned in the strongest terms the systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations committed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, that in many instances constitute crimes against humanity. The Council recommended that the General Assembly submit the report of the Commission of Inquiry to the Security Council for appropriate action so that those responsible for human rights violations are held to account, including through consideration of referral of the situation to an international criminal justice mechanism, and consideration of targeted sanctions against those most responsible for crimes against humanity. It also requested the OHCHR to establish a field-based structure to strengthen monitoring the human rights situation in the DPRK, and extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur urging the government to cooperate fully with him, including by allowing unrestricted access to visit the country.

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