The leaders of North Korea and America just made history.

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump signed an agreement in Singapore committing to working towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

It was the first time the leaders of the two countries shook hands since the Korean War.

During the meeting, both leaders reiterated their new relationship.

“We will have a terrific relationship,” President Trump said as he sat for the cameras with Kim, whom he previously called a "little rocket man".

"[I feel] really great, we’re gonna have a great discussion and a terrific relationship." He added that it was an "honour".

Mr Kim said in response: "It was not easy to get here...There were obstacles but we overcame them to be here."

The agreement did not yet provide details on how denuclearisation will be achieved, and made no mention of the crippling international sanctions levied against North Korea.

However, one thing yet to be addressed is the serious human rights abuses reported by the United Nations and Amnesty International to have allegedly been committed by North Korea.

A UN inquiry into the country’s human rights abuses said it resembles those of the Nazis, and the UN commission once called it a “land of unspeakable atrocities”.

A year-long UN investigation resulted in a 400-page report detailing five decades of atrocities.

[The crimes] entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation. 

Crimes against humanity are ongoing in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea because of the policies, institutions and patterns of impunity that lie at their heart remain in place.

Lest the world forget, here are a number of crimes alleged to take place in the state:

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