UN wary of N Korea labour camp admission
North Korea's first public admission of the existence of labour camps in the country is "a good step but not enough", a UN human rights monitor has said.
In February, a United Nations report concluded that North Korea systematically employed violence and punishments, amounting to a gross violation of human rights violations.
Michael Kirby, one of the report's authors, told BBC News that it was not clear if Pyongyang's admission was a genuine step towards improving human rights or a "charm offensive", ahead of a UN discussion on the report.
08 Oct 2014
- From the section Asia