Asia: New UN expert on human rights in DPRK to visit South Korea

Geneva, 23 August, 2022.- The new UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Elizabeth Salmón, will conduct her first official visit to the Republic of Korea from 29 August to 3 September.

During her visit, Salmón will meet South Korean Government officials, civil society organisations, victims and their families, as well as North Korean escapees, among others.

The Special Rapporteur will hold a press conference on 2 September, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (local time) at Hotel President, 19F, Brahms Hall at 16 Euljiro, Junggu, Seoul. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists.

Salmón, who was appointed by the Human Rights Council and assumed her mandate on 1 August, will present her first report to the General Assembly in October.

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