Officials and researchers from Korea and the
U.S. will gather in Washington next Tuesday… to mark the first anniversary of the UN Commission
of Inquiry′s landmark report on North Korea′s human rights record.
They are expected to discuss Pyongyang′s human rights violations… and its future.
The event is garnering a lot of attention because it comes at a time when North Korea
is demanding its human rights records be expunged… following a defector′s recent confession
that parts of his story about his life in a prison camp were falsified.
Despite the confession,… key officials who will be at next week′s meeting including
then-chair of the UN COI Michael Kirby… emphasized that it does not change the fact
that the regime is committing human rights violations.