Resolution 46/17 (DPRK) A/HRC/RES/46/17

23 March 2021

On 23 March 2021 the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted Resolution 46/17 on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The HRC urged the government of DPRK to acknowledge its crimes, abuses and human rights violations, in and outside of the country, and to take immediate steps to end all such crimes, abuses and violations. The resolution extends the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for a period of one year. The HRC also decided to continue to strengthen the capacity of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, including its field-based structure in Seoul, for a period of two years. Resolution 46/17 recalls “the responsibility of the DPRK to protect its population from crimes against humanity.”

United Nations Human Rights Council

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