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Discussion Paper: Laying the Human Rights Foundations for Peace

SEOUL (8 September 2020) – Human Rights issues have so far not been a prominent part of the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. The voices of the North Korean people have been absent. A new discussion paper outlines key benchmarks to assess human rights progress in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. 
 

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COVID-19 and Human Rights



COVID-19 is a test of societies, of governments, of communities and of individuals. Now is the time for solidarity and cooperation to tackle the virus, and to mitigate the effects, often unintended, of measures designed to halt the spread of the virus. Respect for human rights across the spectrum, including economic and social rights, and civil and political rights, will be fundamental to the success of the public health response.




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