United Nation’s North Korean Human Rights Office May Be in Songdo

kpride, July 17, 2014, 9:41 a.m.

The newly developed “smart city” Songdo, may become the home to the United Nation’s human right’s field office for North Korea.  Activists say the office should be in Seoul itself for the sake of convenience and as a symbolic gesture. 

Back in February, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea published a report saying that human rights violations in the North constitute crimes against humanity and calling for measures to bring the North Korean leadership to justice.  It also called for a field office to probe human rights abuses in the North.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights asked Seoul to host the office, and Seoul decided to open it by the end of the year. 


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