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Human Rights Now is an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo, Japan and its members comprise over 700 individuals and organizations, including lawyers, scholars, journalists, law firms, former UN official, retired Japanese Supreme Court Justices, and activists. Human Rights Now works for promotion and protection of human rights for people in the world, with a special focus on Asia.

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HRN calls for action from the international community to implement the recommendations in the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

HRN endorses the report’s recommendations, particularly its call for an investigation in accordance with international criminal judicial procedure by means of referring the issue to the ICC. We further call on the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly and the Security Council to honour the CoI’s recommendations and take appropriate action to implement them, thereby ensuring the DPRK government’s accountability for its human rights violations and effecting an improvement in the human rights situation in the DPRK.


2014 CSW Parallel Event in New York, 10th March

Human Rights Now and Physicians for Social Responsibility & Women in Europe for a Common Future present CSW parallel Event at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): Global Health and Environment in the Post-2015 Agenda: Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident


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