X Close

World

Published: Friday March 28, 2014 MYT 8:45:02 PM
Updated: Friday March 28, 2014 MYT 8:46:02 PM

U.N. rights forum calls for Security Council action on North Korea

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations main human rights forum called on Friday for the U.N. Security Council to hold accountable those committing documented crimes against humanity in North Korea.

The Geneva forum, by a vote of 30 states in favour, six against, with 11 abstaining, adopted a resolution brought by Japan and the European Union (EU) which North Korea rejected earlier, saying "Mind your own business".

The U.N. Human Rights Council also extended the mandate of its human rights investigator on North Korea, Marzuki Darusman, by one year and agreed to establish a field office to help him collect more evidence and testimony.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Tom Miles)

advertisement

  1. TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, 47 dead
  2. Woman bashed up after honking error
  3. ‘Our lives turned upside down in a day’
  4. Ukrainian villagers recall how victims dropped onto streets and houses
  5. Land for family but there’s no family
  6. Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war
  7. Lorry slams into cars, catches fire at Sunway toll booth on Kesas Highway
  8. MH17: Najib's 'silent diplomatic' approach worked, says NYT
  9. MH17: Opposition leaders laud Najib's quiet diplomacy
  10. Kiki fined RM5,000 for causing mischief and damage

advertisement

advertisement