Human Rights Council: the Czech Republic makes a statement during an exchange on human rights situation in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea
02.04.2012 / 15:19
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During its 19th Session the Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Marzuki Darusman, on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (12 March 2012).
The debate was based on his report, which is available at the website:
The Czech Republic has, in addition to the standard alignment with the European Union intervention, participated in the dialogue with its national statement. The Czech Republic expressed its deepest concern at the Government non-cooperation with the Special Rapporteur and called for the implementation of the recommendations contained in his reports. The Czech Republic also condemned the use of harsh punishment and torture against any individual, including inmates in forced labour camps in the DPRK. The Czech Republic expressed its appreciation that the report of the Special Rapporteur continued to focus on areas such as abduction of foreign nationals and reunions of families separated by the Korean War.
Full version of the statement made by the Czech Republic is attached.