In February, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) released a damning report that identified wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity in the DPRK. To explore the report's findings and learn more about the human rights crisis in North Korea, we speak with Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University. After offering some background on life in the DPRK, the conversation touches on the UN's urged referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC), China's involvement, foreign relations strategies, and current civil society actions. 

Hear more from Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann on her blog, Rights & Rightlessness.

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