North Korea

US and Allies to Push for Formal Inquiry into North Korea's Human Rights Record

Could lead to the Stalinist regime being referred to the International Criminal Court


(Reuters)—The United States and its allies are applying a new form of pressure on North Korea, already facing a tightening ring of United Nationssanctions over its nuclear and missile tests: tougher U.N. censure of Pyongyang's human rights record.

In a move human rights advocates say is long overdue, the European Union and Japan are circulating a resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva calling for a formal commission of inquiry into North Korea's record.