A lot of international attention has been draw to North Korea following some actions of leader, Kim Kong-Un who took over from his father in 2011. Many have referred to Jong-Un as a ‘rogue leader’, following his execution of his uncle and girlfriend and nuclear weapons programme. There have been many reports of ‘Nazi-style’ leadership in North Korea characterized my alarming human rights abuses. The UN has been urged to take actions against the leadership of the nation now leaning towards ‘totalitarianism’. In the report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, there were allegations of killing, enslavement, illegal detention, rape, imprisonment and torture, gathered from hundreds of witnesses.
So why is the international community hesitant to take actions against North Korea?
North Korea’s ties with China has served hugely as a protection from UN and many other international backed sanctions. There have even been moves to forward evidences to the International Criminal Court in order to open criminal investigations but China which is a member of the UN Security council has been obstructing the move.
Jong-un is very power conscious and highly unpredictable. I’m of the opinion that the international community should act quickly (probably by putting pressure on China) to prevent continuous human rights violations and abuses in North Korea and possible international aggression on other countries like South Korea.