Here are some headlines and quotes from select articles pertaining to North Korea that were published this past week. Please keep in mind that these are very brief summaries and that the links provided have much more detail on the following topics.
- The new parliamentary lineup will provide outside analysts a glimpse of who is rising in and falling from Mr. Kim’s favor.
- North Korea relies on a complex corporate network of foreign-based firms and individuals that help it evade scrutiny of its assets as well as its financial and trade dealings. Its embassies abroad play a key role in aiding and abetting these shadowy companies.
- Furthermore, China holds veto power on the Security Council and has publicly rejected referring leaders of North Korea, its ally and neighbor, to the International Criminal Court for trial.
- However, he believes that an improvement in the relationship between North Korea and the United States will depend on improvement in the North Korean record on human rights.
As some of you may have already heard, the United Nations released an extensive 372-page report yesterday on the human rights violations occurring in North Korea.
After a year-long investigation, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has concluded that these crimes against humanity are unparalleled in the modern world and strongly resemble those implemented by the Nazis during World War II.
Some of these abuses include prison camps, torture, public executions, deliberate starvation, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary imprisonment among many other violations.
Here are three articles to familiarize yourself with the main points of the report:
The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva will hold a debate on the report on March 17 and vote on its recommendations by the 28th.