RFK Center Urges U.S. to Advance a Human Rights Framework Regarding DPRK

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The RFK Center for Human Rights is urging the United States to adopt and advance a “human rights up front” strategy in relation to its diplomacy with the DPRK. According to a new report by the RFK Center, the DPRK has one of, if not the worst, record  on human rights, including allegations of starvation, political imprisonment, torture, and death, many of which rise to crimes against humanity. The Center has called on the United States to replace its “security first” approach to diplomacy with DPRK with a human rights-centered focus. The report lists several recommendations, including applying diplomatic pressure on China regarding repatriating DPRK citizens and increasing efforts to support intergovernmental efforts to curb to continuing abuses.

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