This edition mainly concerns the UN Commission of Inquiry for Human Rights in North Korea, created in March 2013, and the UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC).
Dossier: Commissions of Inquiry
“Now we know”: A Summary of the UN Report on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
In a nearly 400 page-long report, the Commission of Inquiry completely and utterly condemned the North Korean state by accusing it of committing systematic and widespread crimes against humanity against its own citizens. These violations – essential components of the totalitarian system, according to the report – are of such gravity, scale and nature that they “reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.”