OFAC has designated 11 people and 5 entities for their involvement in human rights abuses in North Korea, among them the supreme leader of DPRK (N Korea) Kim Jong Un. They are included as top officials of the North Korean regime, who have engaged in, facilitated, or been responsible for a violation of human rights by North Korean government. Among the newly designated entities, all of which are government departments, are the Ministry of State Security and Ministry of People’s Security, which are said to have been involved in torture, execution, rape, starvation, forced abortions, and infanticide in the detention centres and prison camps that they operate. The US Treasury’s press release is here.
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...See profile for Maya Lester QC >