Launch of UN Human Rights Report on North Korea with Judge Michael Kirby

The Hague Institute was honored to welcome the Honorable Michael Kirby on 20 March for The Hague launch of the United Nations Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


The release of this groundbreaking report on 17 February has generated a lot of media attention notably following the publication of overwhelming evidence that crimes against humanity have been perpetrated against the people of North Korea.

Judge Kirby, Australia’s former Justice of the High Court and chairman of the UN commission that Investigated human rights abuses in North Korea for the past year, shared with us the report’s findings and recommendations, including a call for the international community to take action and for the UN Security Council to adopt sanctions against North Korea.

To view the full UN Report, please visit the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website.


  • Judge Michael Kirby
    Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
  • Ms. Sonja Biserko
    Founder and President
    Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
  • Dr. Abiodun Williams, Moderator
    President, The Hague Institute


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