A UN panel of Experts (PoE) tasked with monitoring the implementation of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions imposed on North Korea published its annual report on Tuesday.
The investigations and information within the report reveal wide-ranging sanctions violation and evasion activity by North Korea and third-party facilitators.
NK News has highlighted ten features of the latest annual PoE report, which covers the period from February 2, 2018, to February 1, 2019, and provided short summaries of certain sanctions evasion activities.
SHIP-TO-SHIP TRANSFERS OF OIL AND COAL
In December of 2017, the UNSC unanimously passed Resolution 2397, which
Hamish Macdonald is an Associate Fellow at RUSI who formerly worked on Project SANDSTONE and formerly a journalist and researcher who has focused uniquely on North Korea related topics and affairs. He was previously the COO of the Korea Risk Group, which produces the NK News and NK Pro. Specialising in this area, his investigations covered topics including North Korean sanctions evasion activities, domestic economic development and human rights.