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Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

A new report authored by internationally renowned judges Navi Pillay, Thomas Buergenthal and Mark B Harmon, under the auspices of the IBA War Crimes Committee, calls for formal investigation into crimes against humanity committed in North Korea’s political prisons. The report was launched in Washington DC, 12 December 2017.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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Global leaders: Michael Kirby, Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea Global leaders: Michael Kirby, Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

IBA Global Insight April/May 2014. The IBA’s first live webcast of 2014 featured the Hon. Michael Kirby, Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In conversation with the BBC’s Kirsty Lang, the former Australian High Court judge and IBAHRI Council member discusses the findings of the report and what steps can be taken to bring accountability for the ‘unspeakable atrocities’ allegedly perpetrated by the Pyongyang regime.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 Thursday, 3 April 2014
North Korea: nuclear threat and human rights present urgent challenge North Korea: nuclear threat and human rights present urgent challenge

With tensions over North Korea’s nuclear threat escalating, international law and diplomacy is now at a critical juncture, Michael Kirby, Vice Chair of the IBA Human Rights Institute Council, has warned.

Speaking exclusively to Global Insight, Kirby says the international community has a legal obligation to address ‘two apparently inconsistent necessities’: human rights violations and the development of nuclear weapons under the rule of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un

Friday, 28 July 2017 Monday, 12 March 2018
North Korea: Inquiry finds Kim Jong-un should be investigated and prosecuted for crimes against humanity  North Korea: Inquiry finds Kim Jong-un should be investigated and prosecuted for crimes against humanity

A new report, authored by three internationally renowned judges – Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay, Thomas Buergenthal and Mark B Harmon – under the auspices of the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee, calls on the international community to vest in the International Criminal Court (ICC) or a special international tribunal the power to investigate crimes against humanity committed in North Korea’s political prisons, and to hold culpable parties accountable for their crimes.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 Monday, 11 June 2018