North Korea: Beyond Genocide #18

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United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council condemns in the strongest terms the long-standing and ongoing  systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations and other human rights abuses committed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and expresses its grave concern at the detailed findings made by the commission of inquiry in its report, including: …the commission’s finding that the body of testimony gathered and the information received provided reasonable  grounds to believe that crimes against  humanity have been committed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, pursuant to  policies established at the highest level of the State for decades; these crimes against humanity entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial  and gender grounds, the  forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation…. The  Assembly encouraged the Security Council to continue its consideration of the relevant  conclusions and  recommendations of the commission of  inquiry and take appropriate action to ensure accountability, including   through consideration of referral of  the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the International Criminal Court  and consideration of the scope for effective targeted  sanctions against  those who appear to  be most responsible for acts that the commission has stated may constitute crimes against humanity.

United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council Thirty First Session Agenda Item 4
Resolution April 8 2016 on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: