UN Commission to Investigate NK Human Rights Crimes

The efforts of LFNKR, as a member of the ICNK (International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea), have helped lead to establishment of a Commission of Inquiry (COI), which is now ready to begin its investigation. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution establishing on March 21, 2013 a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate the grievous human rights violations in North Korea and to determine whether those violations amount to crimes against humanity. 

The COI comprises 3 members, and following its establishment the UNHRC has appointed two commissioners, Mr. Michael Kirby (Australia) and Ms. Sonja Biserko (Serbia), to work with the current Special Rapporteur, Mr. Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia).

Read “Letter to all PM-Col DPRK (May 7, 2013)

Michael Kirby (Australia)
Former Justice of the High Court of Australia. Former Special Representative of the Secretary General for Cambodia 1994 – 1996. Member of the Eminent Persons Group of the Commonwealth of Nations. He has a long standing domestic and international career defending human rights.

Sonja Biserko (Serbia)
Prominent activist. Founder and current president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia. Former Yugoslav diplomat who resigned in 1991 to protest against Milosevic’s nationalist policies. Extensive experience on minority rights and genocide.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonja_Biserko