But Pyongyang continued to stone-wall and Darusman had little choice but to pick up where Muntarbhorn left off.To an April 2012 conference in Washington organized by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Darusman conveyed his willingness to consider of a full-fledged UN inquiry, preceded by a comprehensive review of all the previous UN reports and resolutions on North Korea. His 12-page report to the HRC in March 2013 laid out a clear and compelling case for a full-fledged UN investigation.One commissioner will almost certainly be an expert in international humanitarian and criminal law, perhaps a former judge or prosecutor from one of the existing international tribunals.
The current Rapporteur, as noted above, is Marzuki Darusman, the former Attorney General of Indonesia.
Once appointed, the commissioners and staff will operate independently of the Council and the High Commissioners Office.
The Co I will make interim reports to the September session of the HRC and to the General Assembly later this year.
Almost certainly, as a part of the investigation, the commissioners will seek entry to Pyongyang.
But even more certainly, the DPRK will refuse, as it has with the present and past Special Rapporteurs on human rights in the DPRK.Moreover, these areas or patterns of violations are to be investigated “with a view to ensuring full accountability, in particular where these violations amount to crimes against humanity” (emphasis added).