The Security Council has to be careful not to negatively impact “ordinary people” in North Korea through sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear weapons programme.
That’s the opinion of Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The main challenge he faces is being denied access to the country and the ability to talk to government officials.
He describes his strategy as “broadening the scope of engagement between the government and the whole human rights mechanism”.
Mr Ojea Quintana talked to Agnese Pastorino about the challenges he faces.