Japan & South Korea impose N Korea sanctions

Japan and South Korea have imposed new sanctions on North Korea, following its recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.  The US Congress is currently preparing additional US sanctions, and the UN Security Council has said that it will extend UN sanctions too (see previous blog).

Japan has restored and added to the sanctions it had lifted in 2014, in return for North Korea investigating the abduction of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 80s.  The Japanese sanctions are a travel ban for North Koreans, a ban on remittances to North Korea, a prohibition on vessels that have docked in North Korea from using Japanese ports, a targeted asset freeze on listed North Korean people and entities, and a travel ban for foreign engineers who have visited North Korea.  South Korea has shut down the Kaesong industrial complex, a joint venture between the North and South.

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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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