Detailed U.N. findings on human rights in North Korea

United Na­tions in­vest­ig­at­ors say North Korea com­mit­ted crimes against hu­man­ity, which should be re­ferred to an in­ter­na­tion­al court or tribunal for pro­sec­u­tion. “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,” says a 400-page re­port un­veiled in Geneva by the U.N. Com­mis­sion of In­quiry on Hu­man Rights in North Korea.

Sources: United Nations Human Rights Council

Credits: Alexanrda Zavis, Julie Makinen