S Korea threatens new sanctions if N Korea tests ICBM

north-korea-flag-1The South Korean government has reportedly warned of a “stern” response and “stronger, watertight” sanctions on North Korea if it goes ahead with a planned intercontinental ballistic missile test.  International sanctions on North Korea have been steadily tightened over the past year, in response to a succession of nuclear and ballistic missile tests in violation of international law.  Last month, the UN imposed significant new restrictions on North Korean coal exports, among other commodities, in response to its nuclear test on 9 September 2016 (see previous blog).

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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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