Yonhap News AgencyMarch 21, 2013 15:45
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/LONDON, March 21 (Yonhap) -- A United Nations body voted Thursday to embark on a formal investigation into human rights violations in North Korea, a move viewed as largely symbolic but significant in sending a message to Pyongyang.
In a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a three-member Commission of Inquiry on North Korean Human Rights for a one-year mission. The time of its operation can be extended.