North Korea agrees to first ever UN rights expert

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North Korea agrees to first ever UN rights expert

In a major policy shift, North Korea for the first time has agreed to host a United Nations right expert granting him access to see what right disabled people have in this country. The UN right office in a statement has said that Pyongyang has invited Catalina Devandas-Aguilar to see for himself the condition of disabled people in North Korea.

The UN Human Rights Council in a statement has said that the visit by Catalina Devandas-Aguilar will be the first ever visit by an independent expert from UN to North Korea. This visit becomes interesting on the lines of assumption as the Rights Council has always observed that North Korea is committing a crime against humanity and has detained up to 120,000 people in prison camps.


The official who is all set to visit North Korea in a statement has said that the visit is a good opportunity to study the situation in the country, especially in the light of assumption that it gives a chance to study the situation in North Korea and that she can focus on children living with disability in North Korea.

The expert will also visit South Hwanghae Province and will address a press conference after her visit to North Korea.

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