Kim Jong Un at Rocket Force meeting
Kim Jong Un meets with his commanders of the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force in March, after the US flew stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula. The Korean Central News Agency said Kim Jong Un "judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation". The map behind the commanders shows North Korea's plan to attack the US. Korean Central News Agency/Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un can be held accountable for "massive" human rights atrocities, committed by the state, after a United Nations investigator confirmed that the organisation has enough evidence to hold the dictator responsible.

UN investigator Marzuki Darusman said Kim could face international justice after officials gathered enough evidence, showing that the secretive state's leader ordered killings and systematic torture and starvation of his people, which is reminiscent of Nazi era against the Jews and minority groups.

The European Union and Japan has called for North Korea to be held accountable for crimes against humanity. However, the UN resolution, which was drafted by the two parties, did not name Kim.

In February, the UN published a report that suggested North Korean security chiefs and possibly Kim should face the organisation's general assembly committee, a 15-member security council, and international criminal court (ICC).