9 December 2016 - Human Rights situation in DPRK is one of the worst
DPRK/Syria - Remarks to the press by Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations - 9 December 2016
The situation of Human Rights in DPRK is one of the very worst in the world. The systematic violations of Human Rights in terms of their gravity, their scale and their nature is second to none. What we see in DPRK is absolute totalitarism.
In this respect, the debate that we are going to have is very important ; even more so the day before the international day of Human Rights, tomorrow, celebrating the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in Paris in 1948 with a key contribution of French Professor René Cassin who, together with Eleanor Roosevelt and others, wrote this very important declaration that remains the backbone of the international system of Human Rights.
In this respect, the debate about DPRK is critically important in itself but also in terms of promoting the family of Human Rights on the international scene, and one day before the anniversary I was referring to.
Q: On Syria, what do you expect from the meetings tomorrow between US, Russia and the UN on the possible withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo?
As I said yesterday when people were asking me whether it is too late or not, it is never too late to save lives, it is never too late to promote a political solution that is the only way out of this tragedy and so these meetings tomorrow are important.