Above is a link to the text of an article by Voice of America Korea, written by William Y K Kim. Dated 28 September 2021.
The article followed participation by Michael Kirby in a webinar organised by NK Watch and which took place on 27 September 2021, the International Day for Universal Access to Information.
One of the issues in his remarks broadcast throughout the Korean Peninsula and in neighbouring parts of the Pacific, concerned the refusal of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to cooperate with the United Nations, and specifically with its commission of inquiry, established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate human rights abuses in North Korea.
Contrary to the resolutions of the United Nations, North Korea has failed to make the UN report available to the people of that country; refused to permit the commission to visit that country; and has failed to address the human rights abuses and crimes against humanity described in the commission report.
Michael Kirby was the chair of the commission (2013-14). He called attention to the right of the people of North Korea to be informed of the findings of the commission, and particularly of findings of crimes against humanity which shock the conscience of mankind.
Michael Kirby has been elected Patron of QTOPIA alongside Ita Buttrose AC OBE.