UN signals new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council today strongly condemned a claimed hydrogen bomb test conducted today by North Korea, which UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described as “profoundly destabilising” and a “grave contravention of the international norm against nuclear testing”. The Security Council said the nuclear test was a violation of resolutions imposing sanctions on North Korea in response to its nuclear programme, and of the UN’s anti-proliferation regime, and repeated its determination to take “further significant measures” in the event of another nuclear test. The Security Council said it would begin work on a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea.

The UN’s press release is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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