Starving prisoners in North Korea were forced to eat snakes and rats
17 February 2014 Last updated at 23:30 GMT
The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report.
A panel of experts mandated by the UN's Human Rights Council said North Koreans had suffered "unspeakable atrocities", and that those responsible, including leader Kim Jong-un, must face justice.
Bridget Kendall reports.