Japan and EU call for more sanctions on DPRK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President of the EU Council Donald Tusk, and President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker have released a joint statement condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch. They state say they are ready to strengthen sanctions, and call for the early adoption of “a new and comprehensive UN Security Council Resolution”.

In addition to calling on North Korea to immediately abandon all nuclear, WMD, and ballistic missile programmes, the statement says that North Korea must promptly address the international community’s humanitarian and human rights concerns, including through speedily resolving the issue of abductions.

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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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