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Failure to Protect: a call for the UN Security Council to act in North Korea

Published October 30, 2006

Commissioned by Vaclav Havel, Elie Wiesel, and Kjell Magne Bondevik, this report finds the North Korean government in violation of crimes against humanity, including starvation and political repression of its citizens. It calls for UN intervention in North Korea but judges the existing UN sanctions agains the country unhelpful, and recommends a "non-punitive resolution" that calls for the release of political prisoners, unhindered access for humanitarian workers, and investigation by human rights investigators.

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