The last report of Human Right Watch says what everyone knows in the world: the north korean regime is not just disrespectful against human rights but directly responsible of serious crimes against the Humanity. Nobody knows how many time will resist that kind of regime and how violent its end will be but in the meanwhile, hundred of thousands of people, maybe some millions, have lost his life under terrible circumstances and lack of basics as food or medicines.
Dynastic North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un and senior members of his government should be held accountable for overseeing grave rights abuses and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. The North Korean government denies basic freedoms in the country and operates a network of political prisons and forced labor camps that systematically brutalize and often result in the deaths of those the government accuses of crimes.
“Kim Jong-Un’s power is built on the continued abuses inflicted on the North Korean people because he sits at the helm of a central government apparatus that uses public executions, extensive political prison camps, and brutal forced labor to maintain control,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “What’s changed is the international community has now finally recognized the need to bring him before an international tribunal to address those unspeakable crimes.”
In the 656-page world report, its 25th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In his introductory essay, Executive Director Kenneth Roth urges governments to recognize that human rights offer an effective moral guide in turbulent times, and that violating rights can spark or aggravate serious security challenges. The short-term gains of undermining core values of freedom and non-discrimination are rarely worth the long-term price.