UN committee passes N. Korea human rights resolution

SEOUL — A UN committee adopted a North Korean human rights resolution on Wednesday in the US for the 16th consecutive year. For the second consecutive year, South Korea participated in the resolution’s consensus passage but did not co-sponsor the resolution.

The resolution, adopted by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, is expected to be put to the General Assembly next month.

The resolution, drafted by the European Union, highlights human rights violations in North Korea, saying “Condemns in the strongest terms the long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights.”

The resolution lists human rights violations including tort…

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