S Korea considering temporary lifting of N Korea sanctions for Olympic Games

PyeongChang2018.jpgFollowing high-level talks between the two Korean states, South Korea has announced that it is considering a temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea in order to facilitate North Korean participation in next month’s PyeongChang 2018 Winter and Paralympic Games. A Foreign Ministry spokesman for South Korea has stated that if “prior steps” are needed to assist with North Korea’s participation, then it will consider it with the UN Security Council and other relevant countries. South Korea has issued a press release stating that the US has given its full support to President Moon Jae-in during the high-level talks.

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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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