OFAC adds to DPRK sanctions

pyongyang-north-korea-2OFAC has designated 7 North Korean officials and 2 government-controlled entities for being involved in North Korea’s “ongoing and serious human rights abuses and censorship activities”.  They include Kim Won Hong, who oversees the Ministry of State Security, which is said to engage in the torture and inhumane treatment of detainees in North Korea’s network of political prison camps, and Kim Yo Jong, Vice Director of North Korea’s Propaganda and Agitation department.  The entities are the State Planning Commission and Ministry of Labour, which are said to allocate workers forcibly to specific sectors of the economy.  The details are 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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