DPRK accepts 132 of the 262 recommendations made during last May’s Universal Periodic Review20 September 2019 – In May 2019, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea participated in its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Under the UPR, the DPRK's human rights situation was reviewed by its fellow member states. At the UPR report consideration meeting, the DPRK accepted 132 of the 262 recommendations made during last May’s UPR.Watch the UPR Report Consideration MeetingUPR Outcome ReportAddendum to the UPR Outcome Report
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“North Korea is at a historical crossroads. If the right and just decisions are made, a peaceful and prosperous Korean Peninsula will appear on the horizon,” said UN human rights expert Tomás Ojea Quintana.
People in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are trapped in a vicious cycle, in which the failure of the State to provide for life’s basic necessities forces them to turn to rudimentary markets where they face a host of human rights violations in an uncertain legal environment, according to a new UN human rights report.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has expressed hope that the UN’s ‘peer review’ process will persuade authorities in North Korea to change direction and to prioritise improving the lives of ordinary citizens.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Thursday, 9 May 2019 in a meeting that will be webcast live.
The Human Rights Council today held an interactive dialogue with Tomas Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Next week, the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the United States of America will hold a second historic summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, raising renewed hope for concrete and meaningful steps towards creating a more peaceful Korean Peninsula.
Reflecting on breakthroughs that brought an easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula in the past year, the UN’s human rights expert on North Korea said that 2019 represented “a critical test, not only for peace and denuclearisation but for human rights”.
OHCHR Seoul Office calls for the integration of human rights into high-level diplomacy on peace and security in the Korean Peninsula.
A UN expert on North Korea said there had not been any substantial improvement in human rights in the country even as détente takes hold on the peninsula, imploring the world to learn from past experience that it is essential to put human rights at the centre of any strategy to build a lasting peace.