UN-mandated Commission to begin hearings on human rights in DPRKListen /
A Commission of Inquiry on the human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will begin public hearings next week aimed at raising awareness of conditions in the country.
The three-member panel announced on Friday that hearings will take place in South Korea as the DPRK government has not responded to requests to allow the team to enter the country
The Commission is seeking to gather information from a variety of witnesses, including people who have recently fled the DPRK.
Chairman Michael Kirby says the Commission is approaching the inquiry "with impartiality and with no preconceptions."
The public hearings will take place from 20 – 24 August at Yonsei University in Seoul, capital of South Korea.
The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established in March by the UN Human Rights Council.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.