UNSC N.Korea sanctions in plain English
14,273 words of six UNSC resolutions on North Korea, condensed into just 964
In 2006 the UN Security Council gave member states a month to report on what they’d done to implement its sanctions against the DPRK, but 10 years on almost half have still not replied. One reason is that the sanctions are quite difficult to understand.
Journalists routinely make basic errors in interpreting the sanctions; for example, reporting that the restrictions on the DPRK’s coal exports amount to a total ban when the “livelihoods” exemption (paragraph 29(a)) is so wide as to permit business-as-usual.
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