More UN sanctions on North Korea likely

The UN Security Council has said it will introduce new sanctions against North Korea, following the launch of a long-range rocket yesterday in violation of existing UN sanctions. North Korea has said that the purpose of the launch was to put a satellite into orbit. US Ambassador Samantha Power said in the Security Council that the US would “ensure that the Security Council imposes serious consequences. DPRK’s latest transgressions require us to be even firmer.”

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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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