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OHCHR / Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Subject:
PThe Special Rapporteur presents his first report to the Human Rights Council since the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in DPRK completed its work in March 2014. He stresses the international law implications of the Commission’s findings and the international community’s responsibility to protect. The report also discusses the qualitative differences in responses that are required of the Member States, the concerned and neighbouring countries, the United Nations system.

Speakers:
Mr. Marzuki Darusman, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Date/time:
Wednesday 18 June 2014, at 4.15 p.m.

Place:
Press Room 1


OHCHR / Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea

Subject:
The Special Rapporteur presents her second report to the Human Rights Council which focuses on the indefinite national service, as well as arbitrary arrest and detention, including incommunicado detention and inhumane prison conditions. In her view, the rampant human rights violations occurring in these contexts in Eritrea, causing hundreds of thousands to leave their country for an unknown and precarious future elsewhere, require the Human Rights Council’s particular attention.

Speakers:
Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea

Date/time:
Thursday, 19 June 2014, at 2.30 p.m

Place:
Press Room 1

 

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