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

Following 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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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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