COI to Present Findings on February 17th

Oh Se Hyek  |  2014-02-12 15:40

The findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry into North Korean human rights will be presented at a press conference on the afternoon of February 17th in Geneva. Two members of the three-person COI panel, Australian judge Michael Kirby and UN Special Rapporteur Marzuki Darusman, will host the event.

The COI is then due to formally present its findings to the Human Rights Council in Geneva a month later on March 17th.

Speaking with Radio Free Asia, UN spokesperson Rolando Gomez commented that the event would mark a milestone in global understanding of North Korean human rights.

According to a UN press release, COI members conducted public hearings with more than 80 victims and other witnesses in Seoul, Tokyo, London and Washington D.C. Excerpts of witness testimony and illustrative individual cases will feature in a 372-page document, which will be published alongside the report itself.

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