Another nuclear test may mean more US sanctions on N Korea

The most senior US diplomat for the Asia-Pacific region, Daniel Russel, has said that further sanctions could be imposed on North Korea by the UN or US if it conducts another nuclear test.  They may include measures designed to prevent N Koreans from earning currency abroad, which is sent back to N Korea in sums totalling up to $900m a year. In the UN resolution imposing wide-ranging sanctions on North Korea (see previous blog), the Security Council expressed “its determination to take further significant measures in the event of a further DPRK nuclear test or launch”.

Interestingly, the UN directed its N Korea Sanctions Committee (in that resolution) to draft a comprehensive compilation of previous UN sanctions imposed on North Korea, in order to facilitate implementation by Member States.

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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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