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International Bar Association - War Crimes Committee Report Findings: Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Detention Centers

After an exhaustive, multi-year Inquiry, renowned international jurists release a chilling Report finding there is a reasonable basis to conclude Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and other high-level North Korean officials should be investigated for crimes against humanity committed in North Korean detention centers.  

These jurists, including the former President of the International Criminal Court and the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, are the highest-ranking international judges ever to assess the potential culpability for crimes against humanity committed during the Kim Dynasty’s reign of terror, now in its 74th year.  Note: A 10-minute documentary on crimes against humanity in North Korean detention centers will be screened at the event. Warning: graphic information in this report may upset some readers.

Remarks will be given by:

Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay (Inquiry Chair):  Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Former President, Rwanda Tribunal; Former Judge, International Criminal Court (ICC)

Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi:  President, Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC; Former President, ICC

Wolfgang Schomburg:  Former Judge, Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia Tribunals

Greg Kehoe:  Former Co-Chair, IBA War Crimes Committee; Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

David Tolbert:  Former Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Former Yugoslavia Tribunal; Former Executive Director, International Center for Transitional Justice

Nawi Ukabiala:  Pro Bono Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP