UN General Assembly resolution condemning human rights violations in North Korea, adopted by a vote of 119 in favor, 19 against, and 48 abstaining. The resolution was adopted in the wake of a major report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korean human rights, and included for the first time language encouraging the UN Security Council to refer the human rights situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC). An amendment to remove this language from the resolution, offered by Cuba, was rejected by a vote of 77 General Assembly Members against, 40 for, and 50 abstaining.
Human Rights Commission of Inquiry International Criminal Court
UN General Assembly
Friday, October 30, 2015