Target: Japanese Ambassador to U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki
Goal: Commend Japan for calling for an inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea
Japan recently announced that it would petition strongly for the establishment of a new UN commission to look into the human rights abuses being carried out by North Korea. This is an important step that will hopefully lead to an international effort to aid those in danger in North Korea.
The Japanese government will soon begin attempting to convince other nations to add this proposed UN human rights commission to the resolution on North Korea that will be discussed during the next UN Human Rights Council. If Japan succeeds and the commission is created, it will send a number of human rights experts to examine the issues in North Korea and abroad. These include the North Korean prison camps in which an estimated 200,000 people are detained, and the abduction of North Koreans residing in other countries, such as South Korea and Japan.
Japan will work now on convincing the European Union and the U.S. Many human rights groups have already endorsed the commission. This plan will enable governments to work together to discover and expose human rights abuses, and then, hopefully, correct them. It displays tremendous leadership on Japan’s part, and Japan deserves to be commended for striving to achieve justice for human rights abuse victims.
Dear Ambassador Fujisaki,
Japan’s newest effort to help improve conditions in North Korea sets an example for the global community. By demanding the formation of UN Commission of Inquiry, Japan has taken the first step in a process that could save thousands of lives, both in North Korea and abroad.
Many are aware of the harsh situation in North Korea, but it is one that will be very difficult to amend. By trying to unite other governments on the issue of human rights, Japan has already made progress in rectifying the abuses in North Korea. The fact that major international players like Japan, the U.S., and the E.U. can now discuss human rights abuses in North Korea will hopefully lead to increased global cooperation, and a more united front against abuse.
Japan has proven itself to be a leader in the defense of human rights, and in the pursuit of justice. If the UN Commission is founded, it will be due to Japan’s dedication to and support of a more humane world. This is highly commendable in a time where many countries are only focused on their own self-interests. This act deserves the respect of the entire global community.
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