Tag Archives: Marzuki Darusman

UN panel set to begin hearings into human rights in DPRK

Michael Kirby, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Photo: Jean-Marc FerréA United Nations-mandated commission looking into the human rights situation in North Korea will begin a series of public hearings in Seoul next week aimed at gathering information from a variety of witnesses, including those who recently fled the Asian nation. Continue reading

UN Commission of Inquiry on DPRK begins operations

Michael Kirby (centre), Chairperson of the of the Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), speaks at a press conference given by the Commission. Mr. Kirby is flanked by Marzuki Darusman (left), Special Rapporteur on the DPRK, and Sonja Biserko, Founder and President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia.   The three Commissioners welcomed the large amount of information being provided by witnesses and experts in efforts to investigate human rights violations in the DPRK and said they intend to continue to reach out to the Government of the DPRK and to seek its cooperation. 05 July 2013 Geneva, SwitzerlandThe United Nations Commission set up to investigate human rights violations in North Korea has begun its operations with an initial meeting in Geneva. The three Commissioners welcomed the large amount of information that is already being provided by witnesses and experts. The UN Human Rights Council established the Continue reading