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UN Panel Investigation Report: N Korea Sanctions Violations Encompassing Some 20 Countries

In March of 2019, the UN Panel issued a report of its in-depth investigation of possible violations of North Korean sanctions in 20 countries.  Highlights concern potential violations of military sanctions due to reports of clandestine procurement activities to support the North Korean nuclear program, reports of military cooperation between North Korea and Syria, Libya, Egypt, […]

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UN Investigating Possible N Korea Sanctions Violations

March 19, 2019:  The UN is investigating potential North Korea sanctions violations that involve some twenty countries.  The UN Panel Report details observations of actions that point to possible military, trade and financial sanctions violations via clandestine procurement for nuclear programmes” in China, reports of military cooperation between North Korea and Syria, Libya, Iran, Egypt, […]

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UN: Best Practices Guide on Sanctions

Late last year, the UN Member States of Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, in collaboration with other interested states begun to develop Best Practices Guide for UN sanctions committees, UN sanctions monitoring experts and their coordinators.  Paul Rietjens, Director General for Legal Affairs, Belgium gave his support in his speech on behalf of Belgium for this […]

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S Koreans Charged with UN N Korea Sanctions Evasion

Last week, South Korean prosecutors indicted four South Koreans for their illegal business dealings with North Korea. According to Reuters, “South Korea’s customs agency found in August that some firms had imported coal from North Korea in violation of U.N. resolutions aimed at choking off funding for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.” The four […]

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UN adds 3 to Mali Sanctions List

The UN Security Council press release from December 20, 2018 added three individuals to its Mali sanctions list. The listing is available here. This is the first such listing under these sanctions. According to the release, the summaries of reasons for their listing is available on this URL.

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UN and US Addition to Sanction Lists and the SDN

Earlier this week, the UN Security Council issued a press release, noting it added 1 individual, Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir, to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list (UN asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo imposed). The reasons for listing this person can be found here.  This is the same individual that was also listed […]

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UN Security Council

UN Security Council

Nov. 14, 2018:  UN Security Council unanimously adopted UNSC Resolution 2444 (2018):.  The resolution lifted the UN arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes imposed on Eritrea.  The resolution also renewed the UN arms embargo against Somalia. This is a summary.  The full Release is available on the Council’s website, or by clicking here.

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