Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies issued the following statement on Friday:
The report of the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies which
most comprehensively and correctly reflects the human rights performance
of the DPRK where the people have become masters of the country was
distributed as an official document of the UN General Assembly, UN
Security Council and UN Human Rights Council.
As already reported, no sooner had the report which historically,
systematically and comprehensively deals with the nature of the
socialist system of the DPRK centered on the popular masses, its policy
of ensuring human rights and the people's enjoyment of human rights been
published than it commanded strong support and deep sympathy of the
Many media of the world gave wide publicity to the full text or main
contents of the report and widely reported about the briefings
clarifying the human rights performance and stand of the DPRK held in
New York and various other places.
Many countries are appreciating the report as a document which
comprehensively deals with the advantageous human rights performance in
the DPRK and responding with keen interest to its efforts to further
promote its people's enjoyment of human rights and boost international
Meanwhile, they are ridiculing and accusing the "report of the
Commission of Inquiry" on the human rights situation in the DPRK worked
out with its speculation and hostility plus the individual "testimonies"
made by such swindlers as "defectors from the north" without any
mention of the policies and social system of the DPRK and its will and
efforts for international cooperation to protect and promote genuine
The anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" EU, Japan and other hostile
forces are trying to bring up for discussion at the UN General Assembly
is a typical politicization, selectivity and double standards. So, there
are voices expressing views that those countries desirous of protection
and promotion of genuine human rights should oppose this and will do
But, the U.S.-led forces hostile to the DPRK are persistently
working to deliberately downplay the report of the DPRK Association for
Human Rights Studies and draw attention to the bankrupt "report of the
Commission of Inquiry."
This proves that their moves were prompted by their black-hearted
intention to prevent the reality of the DPRK and its just assertions
from being known to the world, tarnish the image of the DPRK and,
furthermore, bring down its social system. It once again proves the
truth that human rights precisely mean sovereignty.
If the popular masses are to enjoy genuine human rights, they must
firmly defend the sovereignty of the country before anything else, and
it is necessary to strongly react to the hostile forces attempting to
meddle in the internal affairs of other countries under the signboard of
"human rights." This is the conclusion drawn by the DPRK.
The politicization, selectivity, and double standards to abuse human
rights, the universal value of mankind, for a sinister political
purpose should never be tolerated.
The vicious and base human rights racket of the hostile forces
against the DPRK is lashing the Korean people into great fury.
The DPRK will decisively frustrate the persistent anti-DPRK "human
rights" campaign of the hostile forces and continue to make utmost
efforts to firmly defend the best Korean-style socialist system and
provide better conditions for the people's enjoyment of human rights.