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The United Nations report on North Korea’s human rights record is a 372-page catalogue of horror. It is also a bid to personally hold Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to account for the country’s conduct – a lengthy list of current and historical wrongdoing that includes forcing women to kill their own children, abducting vast numbers of people (including more than 200,000 foreigners) and deliberate starvation, not to mention torture, forced abortions and public executions of its citizens. The commission’s report compares North Korea’s record to that of Nazi Germany, and specifically calls on the UN Security Council to “refer the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the International Criminal Court for action.”

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