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UN investigator, North Korea meet again on visit 
Date : October 31, 2014
A U.N. human rights investigator met for a second time Wednesday with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North's demand that a U.N. effort…
U.N. human rights rapporteur calls for referring N. Korea to ICC 
Date : October 29, 2014
The U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea's human rights situation called Tuesday for referring the communist nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to show th…
At U.N., China asked to back rights case against North Korea 
Date : October 27, 2014
The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague o…
North Korea Challenges U.N. Report on Violations 
Date : October 23, 2014
One of North Korea's most senior diplomats, U.N. envoy Jang Il-hun, warned that if any effort was made to charge the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, with crimes against hu…
N. Korean defectors to testify at U.N. on gulags 
Date : October 21, 2014
Two North Korean defectors said Tuesday they will visit the United Nations next week to join a forum on political prison camps in the communist nation.The forum to be hos…
Defectors call NK rights draft 'lies, hypocrisy' 
Date : October 17, 2014
In February of this year, the U.N. Commission Of Inquiry released a report detailing the North Korean government's numerous human rights violations against its citizens. …
N. Korea circulates its own draft U.N. resolution on human rights 
Date : October 16, 2014
North Korea circulated its own draft resolution on the country's human rights record at the United Nations on Wednesday in an effort to counter a separate proposal aimed …
North Korea Mentions Its Labor Camps 
Date : October 15, 2014
For the first time, a North Korean official publicly acknowledged the existence of his country's "reform through labor" camps. This mention appeared to come in response t…
N. Korea asked EU to soften resolution on human rights: sources 
Date : October 14, 2014
North Korea asked the European Union to soften its resolution on human rights violations in the North, sources said Sunday, as the international community steps up pressu…
North Korea Defends Rights Record at UN Briefing 
Date : October 10, 2014
North Korea is defending its human rights record, even while acknowledging it runs labor camps that have been slammed by rights groups as inhumane.The comments came Tuesd…
Top Security Official Caught in 'Espionage Case' 
Date : October 5, 2014
A high-level official at a provincial State Security Department [SSD] unit was caught aiding a military supplies factory worker in defecting, an incident Pyongyang will t…
U.S. envoy says North Korea rejects talks on prisoners 
Date : September 30, 2014
North Korea has rejected U.S. efforts to discuss the detention of three Americans, a U.S. diplomat said on Monday, adding the secretive state was missing a chance to buil…
Kerry Slams N. Korea Human Rights Abuses 
Date : September 25, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly slammed North Korea's human rights record and called on the reclusive state to close its labor camps.At a ministers' meeti…
N. Korean defector named winner of human rights award 
Date : September 22, 2014
Shin Dong-hyuk, a North Korean defector born in a prison camp, has been selected as a winner of the Human Rights Watch's annual award for his efforts to promote the aware…
Seoul still dodging the North human rights issue 
Date : September 16, 2014
As the international community tries to come down on Pyongyang for suppressing the rights of its people, South Korea’s efforts are being criticized for being almost none…
 
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