To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Korea Future Initiative Persecuting Faith: Documenting religious freedom violations in North Korea (Volume 2), published on 27 October, particularly the finding that 97 per cent of documented human rights violations were perpetrated by agents of the North Korean state; and what plans, if any, they have to raise the findings in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
10 November 2021
The UK Government notes the report by the Korea Future Initiative 'Persecuting Faith: Documenting religious freedom violations in North Korea (Volume 2)', published on 27 October. We will review the report's findings and recommendations in the context of our work to address the appalling human rights situation in the DPRK, including in multilateral fora. The international community has a responsibility to respond to human rights violations in North Korea. At the Human Rights Council in March 2021, the UK worked closely with partners to secure a strong and clear resolution on DPRK human rights, stressing the importance of following-up recommendations from the 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry Report and providing the basis for further work on a credible framework for accountability for human rights violations in North Korea.