On March 21 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council established a commission to investigate what it called “systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights” in North Korea. The commission published its report this week, and what it found was shocking, even considering all that we already know about North Korea. Here's what the report tells us about the crimes against humanity being committed by the North Korean state.
North Korea and crystal meth. They go together like ... like ... well, like Britain and tea, apparently. North Korea is a colossal supplier of a highly potent, moderately priced form of crystal meth, most of which is made for export. But inside the hermit kingdom, meth is also making the rounds — very openly and very, very casually.
It's one thing to come in last, but North Korea really came in last: there's a 27 point difference between the Hermit Kingdom and the second to last on the list Cuba. No other candidates in the list of 177 ranked countries have such a wide point margin.