GENEVA Jan 14 United Nations human rights chief
Navi Pillay called on Monday for an international investigation
into what she said were decades of serious violations in North
She voiced regret that there had been no improvement since
Kim Jong-un took power a year ago.
Pillay, in a rare statement on North Korea, said: "Because
of the enduring gravity of the situation, I believe an in-depth
inquiry into one of the worst - but least understood and
reported - human rights situations in the world is not only
fully justified, but long overdue."
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence)