Human rights violations report on North Korea goes public

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A report which investigates what have been called the "systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights" in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is being made public on Monday by the United Nations.

Among the violations investigated in the report are those linked to the right to food,  prison camps, as well as torture and inhuman treatment.

Also under the spotlight is arbitrary detention, the freedom of expression, the right to life, the freedom of movement, and enforced disappearances, including abductions of foreign nationals.

The report is being released by a Commission of Inquiry which was established in March last year by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

As part of its investigations, the Commission conducted public hearings with more than 80 victims and other witnesses in Seoul, Tokyo, London and Washington D.C.

The Commission is scheduled to formally present its findings to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 17 March.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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