North Korea placed "on notice" for human rights atrocities

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Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been placed "on notice" following a debate on the atrocities committed by its leadership, a senior UN official has said.

The UN Security Council agreed for the first time to discuss the country's situation outside of the nuclear non-proliferation issue.

A report released by a UN Commission of Inquiry describes DPRK as a totalitarian State where "crimes against humanity" continue to take place.

On 18 December, Member States urged the Council to refer the East Asian nation to the International Criminal Court or ICC and to adopt targeted sanctions.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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