U.N. panel calls for North Korea referral to international court

November 18, 2014 9:17 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly committee dealing with human rights passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the U.N. Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity.

The non-binding resolution passed by the U.N. Third Committee linked the alleged abuses to the policies of North Korea's top leadership and called on the Security Council to consider targeted sanctions against those responsible for such crimes.

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