U.S. House of Representatives Offer a Resolution urging North Korean camps to be shut down
Republican Congressman Mike Conway proposes a Resolution urging North Korean prison camps to be shut down completely.  (Source : captured from voakorea.com)

Share This Post

For the sake of revival

It introduces a variety of issues, events and stories to pray for and pray for the revival of the Korean Peninsula(by Editor).

VOA News reported on Friday that the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed a resolution urging the closure of North Korean prison camps, which are full of crimes against humanity.

The resolution calls on the international community to set up a task force to investigate North Korean government crimes against humanity and ban imports of goods produced by North Korean inmates. It is the first time that a bill has been raised in the U.S. Congress this year that directly addresses the document of North Korean human rights.

According to VOA’s report, the resolution(H. RES. 763), proposed by Republican Congressman Mike Conway on Friday (local time), urges the shutdown of North Korean prison camps.

It also emphasized the necessity that the international community to set up a research panel to investigate and devise solutions to the North Korean government’s crimes against humanity. and it is also pushing the U.S. government and the international community to impose sanctions on individuals involved in crimes against humanity in North Korea and to ban the purchase of products created by North Korean prison inmates.

The resolution specifies the human rights abuses that are prevalent in North Korean camps. One of the most gruesome of the camps in North Korea is a political prisoner camp called ‘ The Management Center, ‘ which currently has about 80,000 to 120,000 people imprisoned. Of the 500,000 imprisoned between 1981 and 2013, 400,000 are believed to have died.

The resolution also cited the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) ‘ s report on North Korean human rights situation in which the number of prisoners has gradually decreased due to starvation, forced labor, execution, rape, and forced abortion. In particular, it specifies atrocities committed against women prisoners, including rape and forced abortion.

Resolution H. RES. 763 (Source : captured from 'US Library of Congress', congress.gov)
Resolution H. RES. 763 (Source : captured from ‘US Library of Congress’, congress.gov)

In its final report in 2014, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) submitted to the International Court on Human Rights in order to impose heavy responsibility on major attackers who committed crimes against humanity in North Korea. However, due to China and Russia, which have veto power in the Security Council, it is not making any progress.

On the other hand, despite such diverse concerns raised abroad, the South Korean National Assembly or the government has never issued a statement on human rights in North Korea, let alone adopted such a bill. In addition, the United Nations Human Rights Office was launched in May 2016 to bring the North Korean regime’s leadership to the International Criminal Court on the initiative of the UN Commission on Human Rights Investigation. However, experts say that there is no such thing as an activity yet.

More To Explore