A UN expert on human rights in North Korea has asked the United Nations to officially notify North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he may be investigated for crimes against humanity.
A landmark 2014 report on North Korean human rights, co-authored by Marzuki Darusman, concluded that North Korean security chiefs and possibly Kim himself should face justice for overseeing a system of Nazi-style atrocities.
Pyongyang has consistently brushed off the allegations and rejected any responsibility for human rights violations.
In a report to the UN Human Rights Council, Darusman recommended that the Council arrange an official communication, sent directly to Kim and signed by Darusman or UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein.
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