Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives
Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Note by the Secretary-General
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Summary
In the present report, the mandate holder takes stock of the monitoring and advocacy activities that he conducted in his first year as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Special Rapporteur outlines political and security developments with direct implications for the country’s human rights situation, as well as efforts by the authorities to engage with United Nations human rights mechanisms. In addition, the Special Rapporteur reviews recent trends that were brought to his attention, including through interviews with people who have recently left the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and other sources from civil society and the United Nations system. On the basis of that information, the Special Rapporteur outlines proposals to promote changes on the ground and reiterates the need for the Government to take immediate action to redress grave human rights violations.