UN Expert on Human Rights in DPRK To Visit South Korea

(Spécial Correspondent)

GENEVA (23 June 2022) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, will conduct an official visit to South Korea from 27 to 29 June.

During his visit, Ojea Quintana will meet South Korean Government officials, civil society organizations, victims and their families, and members of the diplomatic community among others.

The visit will be his eighth to the Republic of Korea since his appointment by the Human Rights Council in March 2016.

The Special Rapporteur will hold a Q&A session with the media on Wednesday, 29 June, from 8 AM to 9 AM (local time) at the OHCHR Seoul, Seoul Global Center 8th floor (38 Jongro, Jongro-gu). Access to this meeting will be strictly limited to journalists. 

Ojea Quintana’s term as Special Rapporteur will end in July 2022.

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