Push for Kim Jong Un prosecution

Last updated 06:14 19/02/2014
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SUPREME LEADER: North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be held accountable for Nazi-like attrocities if a UN panel has its way.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is urging world powers to refer North Korea to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following a UN report documenting crimes against humanity.

North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, independent UN investigators said on Monday (local time).

"We now need strong international leadership to follow up on the grave findings of the Commission of Inquiry. I therefore call on the international community, in line with the report's recommendations, to use all the mechanisms at its disposal to ensure accountability, including referral to the International Criminal Court," Pillay said in a statement issued in Geneva on Tuesday.

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