Japan softens sanctions against North Korea

Following an announcement by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 3 July, Japan eased several of its sanctions against North Korea on 4 July 2014. The move came as the result of progress in talks over the kidnapping of Japanese nationals by North Korean spies during the Cold War. The sanctions being lifted include an end to the total embargo...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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