North Korea Agrees To First Ever UN Rights Expert Visit

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World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: April 27, 2017 16:25 IST

North Korea Agrees To First Ever UN Rights Expert Visit
North Korea Agrees To First Ever UN Rights Expert Visit

GENEVA: North Korea has consented to have an UN rights master surprisingly, allowing access one week from now to the extraordinary rapporteur on handicapped individuals’ rights, the world body said Thursday.

Catalina Devandas-Aguilar is planned to touch base in the separated country on Wednesday taking after a welcome from Pyongyang, the UN rights office said in an announcement.

Her visit “will be the principal ever to the nation by a free master assigned by the UN Human Rights Council,” the announcement said.

The rights committee has blamed North Korea for perpetrating violations against humankind and keeping up to 120,000 individuals in severe jail camps.

The North Korean administration a month ago boycotted a rights gathering session investigating its record, marking the body’s work a “negligible political assault”.

Devandas-Aguilar said the up and coming visit denoted a vital opportunity to concentrate the circumstance in the nation, with a specific concentrate on youngsters living with inabilities.

“My up and coming visit to DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) speaks to a key chance to learn firsthand about national substances, laws, strategies and projects concerning individuals with handicaps,” she said in the announcement.

Pyongyang last December confirmed a global tradition on the privileges of impaired individuals.

Devandas-Aguilar said she would investigate the difficulties and openings the legislature confronted in executing that settlement.

Amid her six-day mission, the master will visit Pyongyang and the South Hwanghae Province, trailed by a public interview in the capital on the last day, the UN said.