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Giving North Korea Abuses a Free Pass

Expand Kim Jong-Un watches a performance in Pyongyang, North Korea, on February 23, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/KCNA It is a bitter irony that on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Security Council will give North Korea’s atrocious human rights record a free pass. In 2014, a blistering United Nations commission of inquiry report found the North Korean government responsible for a laundry list of crimes against humanity over decades. Ever since, the UN Security Council has held annual meetings on the situation in North Korea, which has given states…

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