Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention is a podcast by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The podcast, hosted by Global Centre Director of Policy and Research Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall, features one-on-one conversations with practitioners from the field of human rights, conflict prevention, atrocity prevention and other related agendas. These conversations aim to provide a glimpse of the personal and professional side of how practitioners approach human rights protection and atrocity prevention. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube. Please subscribe for new episodes.
In this episode we spoke with Tomás Ojea Quintana, former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). During this episode, Tomás reflects on key moments from his tenure as Special Rapporteur, highlighting critical findings regarding potential crimes against humanity in the DPRK, as well as the challenges in investigating and influencing change in isolated countries. He also explains the relationship between human rights and international efforts aimed at encouraging denuclearization in the DPRK, pathways to accountability for crimes perpetrated against the population and how the UN system can enhance its atrocity prevention efforts.