The South Korean government has reportedly warned of a “stern” response and “stronger, watertight” sanctions on North Korea if it goes ahead with a planned intercontinental ballistic missile test. International sanctions on North Korea have been steadily tightened over the past year, in response to a succession of nuclear and ballistic missile tests in violation of international law. Last month, the UN imposed significant new restrictions on North Korean coal exports, among other commodities, in response to its nuclear test on 9 September 2016 (see previous blog).
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 >