Dec 19, 2014

U.N. General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to ICC

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday condemned North Korea’s rights record and called for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity. The nonbinding resolution was adopted by a vote of 116 to 20 with 52 ...

Top North Korea envoy in Moscow for Putin talks

Nov 18, 2014

Top North Korea envoy in Moscow for Putin talks

A special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Moscow on Monday for talks with President Vladimir Putin as Pyongyang seeks allies to fend off a U.N. resolution calling for a probe into crimes against humanity. Choe Ryong Hae, who holds ...

Nov 12, 2014

War crimes may be occurring in Libya: U.N. prosecutor

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday there were indications of war crimes being committed in Libya, warning that the strife-torn country was “on the wrong path.” Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council that the violence in Libya had worsened ...

Oct 23, 2014

U.N. urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court

A judge who led a ground-breaking inquiry of North Korea’s dismal rights record urged the United Nations Wednesday to seek war crimes prosecutions of the regime despite Pyongyang’s “charm offensive.” Australian Judge Michael Kirby said the U.N. Security Council should refer North Korea to ...

Oct 16, 2014

North Korea praises its rights record in draft resolution

North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. resolution praising its own human rights record in a rare effort to counter the international community’s growing condemnation of the way it treats its people. In a closed meeting, dozens of diplomats sat in silence after ...

Oct 10, 2014

U.N. resolution: Refer North Korea to criminal court

A draft resolution for the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee encourages the Security Council to consider referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. A copy obtained Thursday by The Associated Press says the council should follow the recommendations of ...