The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on North Korea was established to formulate solutions that promote and support human rights, democracy and security in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK); to establish relations with the exiled North Korean community to foster understanding of the DPRK and the challenges which face its people; and to explore meaningful relations between the parliaments of the UK and the DPRK.
ABOUT THE INQUIRY
The APPG on North Korea is conducting an inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea between 2014 and 2020, namely, any developments since the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea report of 2014.
The inquiry aims to:
- map the recent human rights violations in North Korea, and since the launch of the 2014 UN report;
- identify recommendations for the UK government on how to engage on the issue.
APPG on North Korea Session with Justice Kirby
On 16 December 2020, the APPG on North Korea launched their Inquiry into human rights in North Korea between 2014 and 2020. Members of the APPG held a call with Michael Kirby, eminent jurist and former Chair of the UNHRC Commission of Inquiry on DPRK (2013-2014) to discuss his research, findings and recommendations.