Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Lessons Learned

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law hosted a panel discussion with the Honorable Michael Kirby and Ms. Sonja Biserko, esteemed members of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Appointed to serve on the Commission by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2013, Mr. Kirby and Ms. Biserko, along with their colleague Mr. Marzuki Darusman, investigated the systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights in North Korea, with a view to ensuring full accountability. The historic report, which was presented to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014, documents wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity. WCL welcomed members of the Commission for a discussion about lessons learned based on their ground-breaking findings.