North Korean Refugees and the Redress of Human Rights
General Meeting, Tokyo, August 1, 2005
We the members of the International Parliamentarians' Coalition
for North Korean Refugees (IPCNKR) will aim to implement the
following action program based on the objectives set out in the
Joint Statement adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the IPCNKR.
that the abduction issue is a serious problem shared by both
the Republic of Korea and Japan, we will once
again use parliamentary debate to urge the governments
of both countries to form the necessary cooperative framework
with this problem. Furthermore, we urge both countries
to sternly confront the government of North Korea on this
the adoption of the North Korean Human Rights Act by the
United States Congress, we will do our utmost to ensure
that legislation redressing the human rights of North
Koreans also be enacted in Japan and the Republic of Korea.
will submit, to the parliaments of the respective nations a 'Parliamentary
resolution concerning North Korean refugees
and the redress of human rights' based on the objectives
incorporated in the Joint Statement.
will form an investigative team consisting of members of the International
Parliamentarians' Coalition and carry out
investigation of conditions within North Korea, in the
border region between the People's Republic of China and
and elsewhere. At the same time we will make strong representations
to international organizations and the governments of
the respective countries regarding the dispatch of an official
human rights inspection mission.