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Advocacy for separated families problem in Geneva
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2016-03-29 11:57:07
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On March 15, 2016 the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights in cooperation with the British Embassy in Seoul, UK Mission in Geneva and the Korean Assembly for Reunion of Ten Millions Separated Families hosted parallel event to urge international community's support in resolving the issue of Korean separated families. This issue has been identified as a serious human rights violation in the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the DPRK and the recent report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.


The meeting was opened by British Ambassador, Mr. Mark Matthews and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights, Mr. Marzuki Darusman. It was moderated by the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights.

 

This year's Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the DPRK adpoted on March 28, 2016 included a new content on the separated families issue, stressing that "this is an urgent humanitarian concern of the entire Korean people, owing, in particular, to the advanced age of many members of the separated families, hoping that necessary arrangements for confirming the fate of family members, exchanging letters, visiting their hometowns and holding further reunions on a larger scale and a regular basis will be made by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and members of the Korean diaspora."

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