North Korea has committed crimes against humanity: UN report

The United Nations today announced that North Korea has committed crimes against humanity, calling for the reclusive state to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). A UN commission presented its findings Monday in a report that experts describe as the most authoritative and damning account to date of the abuses carried out under the Kim family for the past 60 years. Pyongyang says it “categorically and totally rejects” the UN’s findings, while China has signaled that it will move to block initiatives to bring the country before the ICC.

“These are not the occasional wrongs that can be done by officials everywhere in the world,” Michael Kirby, a retired Australian judge and head of the panel, said at a press conference in…

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