Why is this a crucial step for North Korea?


CSW’s East Asia Team Leader explains why the UN vote recommending the referral of North Korea to the International Criminal Court is so significant and the impact such a referral would have on the North Korean people.  Celebrating the “historic moment” in human rights campaigning on North Korea, he tells us that “the biggest challenge is yet to come” and why you need to join CSW for the next chapter.

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North Korea: CSW welcomes UN General Assembly vote recommending North Korea referral to ICC  19/11/14

Pakistan: CSW calls for inquiry into Kasur Lynchings and an end to impunity  12/11/2014

Argentina: Baptist church to demand federal investigation into attempted murder of pastor 10/11/2014

CSW welcomes international coalition of parliamentarians for religious freedom 10/11/2014

Nepal: CSW urges constituent assembly to heed Human Rights Commission call to defend freedom of conscience 19/11/2014

Mexico: Conference to hear first-hand testimony of religious freedom violations 04/11/2014


North Korea Report Christian Solidarity Worldwide's report, North Korea: A Case to Answer : A Call to Act, states that "there is a prima facie case for the commission of crimes against humanity...” It has been written by international lawyers and provides extensive testimonies and quotes from North Koreans. It represents the culmination of seven years of research and draws heavily on interviews and consultations with over 80 North Korean defectors.

Pakistan: Summary of concerns and recommendations "Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) concerns in Pakistan range from everyday institutional and social discrimination to targeted mass killings at places of worship."

Indonesia Report
"Rising religious intolerance poses a threat not only to the country’s religious minorities but to all Indonesians who value democracy, human rights, peace and stability."


Change...What Change? Huffington Post

Appeal denied for Asiya Bibi
Daily Mail Online

Iranian Christians face six years in remote prisons Christian Post

Concerns over Nepal and freedom of belief Premier Christianity

Polish Priest kidnapped in CAR
Independent Catholic Times

Rising attacks on Mexican Preists Christian Today

Six Christians released from prison in Laos  Agenzia Fides



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