OFAC sanctions N Korean leader Kim Jong Un & others

OFAC has designated 11 people and 5 entities for their involvement in human rights abuses in North Korea, among them the supreme leader of DPRK (N Korea) Kim Jong Un.  They are included as top officials of the North Korean regime, who have engaged in, facilitated, or been responsible for a violation of human rights by North Korean government.  Among the newly designated entities, all of which are government departments, are the Ministry of State Security and Ministry of People’s Security, which are said to have been involved in torture, execution, rape, starvation, forced abortions, and infanticide in the detention centres and prison camps that they operate.  The US Treasury’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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