Pro Bono: Inquiry report on crimes against humanity in North Korean prisons

Our pro bono partner the International Bar Association launched a report on the findings of a nearly two-year Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons. The report finds reasonable grounds to conclude that Kim Jong-un and members of his regime should be investigated and appropriately prosecuted for committing 10 out of the 11 crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute.

The report, coauthored by internationally renowned judges – Navanethem "Navi" Pillay (Chair), Thomas Buergenthal, and Mark Harmon – calls on the UN to provide the International Criminal Court with the proper jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute those responsible for committing crimes against humanity in North Korea's political prisons.

Led by the efforts of a team of over a dozen attorneys and paralegals in the Washington, D.C. office, Hogan Lovells donated over 1,000 pro bono hours to this important effort over the course of more than a year. The team conducted exhaustive research on crimes against humanity, including detailed reviews of legal opinions issued by international criminal tribunals in support of the initiative.

Read the Full Report: Inquiry Report on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Prisons

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