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North Korea faces key vote in United Nations on human rights

Nov 18, 2014    

United Nations: An anxious North Korea on Tuesday will see how the boldest effort yet to bring its leaders to account for alleged crimes against humanity will move forward, as the UN General Assembly's human rights committee votes on a resolution that demands the country's referral to the International Criminal Court.The vote follows a groundbreaking UN commission of inquiry report on North Korea early this year that declared the country's human rights situation "exceeds all others in duration, intensity and horror." Based on interviews with dozens of people who had fled the country,...

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