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OHCHR Press Conference (Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Date: 13 March 2017
14:00 - 14:45
Organization: OHCHR
Location: Room III
Subject: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)



The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, will present his first report to the Human Rights Council since his appointment in August 2016. The report provides recommendations to protect human rights in the DPRK through a combination of engagement with the authorities and pursuit of accountability for gross human rights violations. The report further includes in annex the report of the Group of Independent Experts (Sara Hossain and Sonja Biserko) that was appointed to focus on issues of accountability for human rights violations in the DPRK. In this annexed report, the group identifies practical steps to contribute to a comprehensive and human-rights based approach to accountability, and to secure truth and justice for the victims of human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  • Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK
  • Ms Sara Hossain, Independent Expert on Accountability in the DPRK
  • Ms Sonja Biserko, Independent Expert on Accountability in the DPRK

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