UN calls for stricter enforcement of sanctions on N Korea

The UN Security Council condemned North Korea’s launch of 3 ballistic missiles on Monday, in violation of UN sanctions, and called on Member States to “redouble their efforts to implement fully” the sanctions that are currently in place.  President Obama indicated that the UN’s initial response will focus on stricter implementation of existing sanctions on North Korea, which he described as “the most intense sanctions regime ever”, rather than introducing new measures.  The UN introduced new sanctions on North Korea in March, which imposed a range of trade and economic restrictions and targeted several new people and entities with asset freezes and travel bans (see previous blog).

The Security Council’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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