All posts tagged "human rights"

  • Marzuki Darusman (Yonhap)
    UN envoy urges prosecution of N. Korean leader for human rights violations

    GENEVA (Yonhap) — A special rapporteur of the United Nations on North Korean human rights called for the prosecution of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other ranking officials of the communist state for violating the human...

    • Posted March 14, 2016
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  • North Koreans watch a news broadcast on a video screen outside Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Pyongyang has long claimed it has the right to develop nuclear weapons to defend itself against the U.S., an established nuclear power with whom it has been in a state of war for more than 65 years. But to build a credible nuclear threat, the North must explode new nuclear devices — including miniaturized ones — so its scientists can improve their designs and technology. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
    N. Korea to boycott UN human rights forum

    GENEVA (Yonhap) — North Korea said Tuesday that it will boycott the U.N. Human Rights Council session and will not be bound by any resolutions that singles out the country for censure. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • Undated picture released from North Korea of leader Kim Jong-un (Yonhap/KCNA)
    North Korea publishes report on South Korean human rights

    By Rachel Lee North Korea has published a report on South Korea’s human rights situation in an apparent bid to counter mounting international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights violations. The report, published by the North’s...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Kim Jong-un and his administration deny accusations of human rights violations from the United Nations. (Yonhap/KCNA)
    UN General Assembly adopts N. Korea human rights resolution calling for ICC referral

    NEW YORK (Yonhap) — For the second consecutive year, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations. The adoption came after the resolution passed...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • North Korean defectors Joseph Kim, left, Jay Jo, center, and Kim Hye-Sook participate in a panel on North Korean human rights abuses at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    UN human rights committee OKs resolution on N. Korea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s bleak human rights situation and encouraging the Security Council to refer the country to the International Criminal Court. The...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • US envoy calls for pressure on N. Korea to tackle human rights abuses

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A top U.S. official on the North’s human rights on Wednesday called for continued pressure on North Korea to improve its dismal human rights situation, calling the process to resolve it a “long, tough...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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  • President Barack Obama answers a question during a joint news conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    Obama blacklists N. Korea for human trafficking

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — U.S. President Barack Obama has included North Korea again on a blacklist of countries accused of human trafficking, extending a symbolic ban on provisions of U.S. funding for the communist nation for another year....

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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