This is something of a banner month for dictatorial impunity.
I’d argue, though, that North Korea may not be the most useful example here. The Hermit Kingdom is something of an outlier in the modern world as a country that is both brutal to its citizens and for the most part unconcerned with achieving any sort of international respectability.
A UN inquiry provides evidence of 'crimes against humanity' in North Korea. By exposing the truth of a dictatorship that tries hard to suppress the truth, the report can help bring down the Kim regime. more ››
On Monday, the United Nations' Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea published a wide-ranging report on what it described as "systematic, widespread and gross human rights ... more ››
South and North Korea agreed on three points at the high-level talks at Panmunjom yesterday: to hold reunions of war-separated families at the Mount Kumgang resort from Feb. 20 to 25 as scheduled; to stop slander against each... more ››