Blog Posts: North Korea

New sanctions on North Korea could bite deep

North Korea has been just as recalcitrant under Kim Jong Un as it was under his father and grandfather. But a new round of sanctions, following the Hermit Kingdom's nuclear test, could exert more pressure than its predecessors. 
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No Comments | Posted by Madison L. Beveridge on Tue. March 8, 2016 8:31 PM
Categories: North Korea, South Korea, United Nations, WMD

H-Bomb threat aims to stymie action on N. Korea human rights

In a statement released after its purported H-bomb test, North Korea suggested that the test was in response to a UN report critical of its record on human rights.

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No Comments | Posted by Madeline A. Salamone (Maddie) on Mon. January 25, 2016 2:15 AM
Categories: International Human Rights, North Korea, United Nations, WMD

Cyberwar and Sony

On November 14, 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked, locking employees out of their computers, compromising important internal data, and leaking unreleased movies onto the internet. In response to the attack, President Obama said the U.S. would "respond proportionately." The President’s authority to respond proportionately to the Sony attacks is based in principles of international law.


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Posted by Andrew D. Johnstone on Wed. January 21, 2015 11:16 AM
Categories: Cyberwarfare, International Law, North Korea, United States

The Interview and Protecting the Dignity of Heads of State

After initial plans to cancel the release of the movie, The Interview , and in the face of heavy criticism, Sony decided to release the film in December 2014. As one commentator notes, “[a]lthough international law still protects the dignity of Heads of State, it may no longer do so . . . in anything less than extreme circumstances of personal offence or insult.”


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Posted by Samantha R. Walker (Sam) on Wed. January 21, 2015 11:07 AM
Categories: International Law, North Korea

U.N. Report Finds Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea

On Tuesday February 18 the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, asked world powers to refer the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This comes not in response to their nuclear efforts, but to a recent U.N. report which documents crimes against humanity that have been, and still are, occurring in the isolated, impoverished country of North Korea.


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No Comments | Posted by Ian A. Biggs on Wed. April 16, 2014 1:00 PM
Categories: International Criminal Court, International Law, North Korea, United Nations

Sneak Preview: Rules of Origin and the Kaesong Industrial Complex: South Korea's Uphill Battle Against the Principle of Territoriality

This article is a case study about the rules of origin (ROOs) dealing with products undergoing outward processing (OP) in the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC). OP refers to temporary exportation of goods for further manufacturing. As the word “temporary” indicates, the finished goods are usually imported back to the home country for domestic consumption or permanent exportation.


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No Comments | Posted by Stephen A. Moore on Mon. October 28, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: North Korea, South Korea, World Trade Organization

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