PRESS RELEASE _ICC&Kim Jong-Un (December. 10. 2019.)

NK Watch was established in 2003, aiming to end the human rights violations and the political prison camps in North Korea by raising awareness and launching investigations into human rights issues in North Korea. NK Watch has submitted petitions based on the testimonies of victims of human rights violations in North Korea to related UN bodies since 2013.

On December 9, 2016, for the first time in Korea, NK Watch visited the International Criminal Court (ICC) and submitted a communication about situations in the DPRK Crimes against Humanity, including murder, torture, arbitrary detention, and involuntary disappearance.

NK Watch received a letter related to the submitted communication from the ICC on July 22, 2019. The content of the letter was also reflected on  ‘Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2019’ published by the ICC on December 5, 2019.

NK Watch distributes the press release related to the issues with the ICC’s application of jurisdiction over the perpetrator of human rights violations in North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. This press release is NK Watch’s respond to the ICC’s mechanical legal interpretation.

Dec. 10, 2019 marks Marking the 71st anniversary of ‘Human Rights Day.’ NK Watch hopes foreign press and Korean press would kindly pay a lot of attention and report this matter. Please find the file below.