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Sanctions, including UNSCR 1718 and UNSCR 1874

Contains a collection of documents on US and UN-sponsored sanctions against North Korea, as well as UN resolutions and actions concerning the DPRK.

House/Senate Sanctions Bill Comparison

A side-by-side comparison of HR 757, as passed in the House of Representatives on January 12, 2016, with an alternate bill approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 28, 2016.

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North Korea: A Comparison of S. 1747, S. 2144, and H.R. 757

This CRS report compares three North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Acts as introduced by Senator Menendez, Senator Gardner, and House Representative Royce.

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H.R. 757 - North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016

H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act, was introduced to the House by Rep. Ed Royce in February 2015. Shortly after North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, this amended version of the bill was approved by the House on a 418-2 vote.

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North Korea Sanctions Legislation in the 114th Congress: A Comparative Analysis

This document provides comparative summaries of three North Korea sanctions bills introduced to the 114th Congress: H.R. 757 in the House of Representatives, and S. 1747 and S. 2144 in the Senate.

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OFAC North Korea Sanctions Summary

Document published by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, describing various legal authorities restricting transactions with North Korea, as well as exempt transactions.

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GAO Report on North Korea Sanctions

This Government Accountability Office report finds that the United States has increased flexibility to impose sanctions, but the United Nations is impeded by a lack of Member State reports.

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UN Panel of Experts Report, 2015

This report by the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea sanctions resolutions reviews evidence regarding the continued efforts by the DPRK to develop nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. The report further examines the implementation of the resolutions by Member States and the violation of sanctions relating to arms and related materiel and luxury goods. The report draws upon information provided by Member States and the private sector, as well as publicly available material, satellite imagery and vessel tracking systems.

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Executive Order 13687 - Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea

This Executive Order, issued on January 2, 2015, expands the scope with which the Treasury Department may impose sanctions designations against North Korean entities and individuals. It was issued concurrently with Treasury designations of 10 North Korean officials and 3 North Korean entities, shortly after the U.S. accused North Korea of responsibility for the Sony Pictures hack.

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H.R. 1771, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act: Issues for Individuals and Organizations Operating in North Korea

NCNK Issue Brief outlining the potential impacts of the North Korean Sanctions Enforcement Act on NGO activities in North Korea.

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Summary of Pre-Markup Revisions to HR 1771, "North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act"

A brief summary of the substitute legislation offered by Rep. Ed Royce on HR 1771, the "North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act", prior to markup by the House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Summary of HR 1771, "North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act"

Summary of legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on April 26, 2013, which would expand the scope of U.S. sanctions targeting North Korea.

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2014 Report of the Panel of Experts Established Pursuant to Resolution 1874

Final report of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to Resolution 1874 (2009) on the implementation of UN sanctions targeting North Korea.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2094

UNSCR 2094, adopted in March 2013 after North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, condemns the DPRK's action and implements new sanctions measures, including tightened financial sanctions.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2087

This Security Council Resolution, adopted in response to North Korea's December 12, 2012 satellite launch using ballistic missile technology, reemphasizes the measures adopted in UNSCR 1718 and 1874, and extends sanctions to additional North Korean entities, including the Korean Committee for Space Technology.

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UN Experts Panel May 2012 Report

The Panel of Experts established according to UNSCR 1874 (2009), submitted their final report as required by UNSCR 1985 (2011) on May 11 2012. The Sanctions Committee reviewed the report on June 11 2012.

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Sanctions and Nonproliferation in Iran and North Korea: A Comparative Analysis

Federation of American Scientists Issue Brief, authored by Daniel Wertz of NCNK and Ali Vaez, formerly director of the FAS Iran Project, comparing the history and terms of sanctions targeting Iran and North Korea's nuclear programs.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2050

This resolution, adopted on June 12, 2012, extends by one year the mandate of the Panel of Experts established by UNSCR 1874 to report on the enforcement of sanctions on North Korea.

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UNSCR 1985 (2011)

This resolution, which was adopted on June 10, 2011, extends the mandate of the Panel of Experts created under UNSCR 1874 (2009) through June 12 2012 and requests a midterm report by November 12, a further midterm report by 12 December (after discussion with the Sanctions Committee) and a final report by May 13, 2012 and the further final report (after discussion with the Sanctions Committee) by June 10, 2012.

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UNSCR 1928 (2010)

This UN Security Council Resolution, adopted June 7, 2010, "pursuant to paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009) and the 12 May 2010 final report by the Panel. . . extends the mandate of the Panel of Experts monitoring sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea until 12 June 2011."

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NCNK Issue Brief UNSCR 1718

This Issue Brief provides information on UN Security Council Resolution 1718, adopted October 2006. For more resources on 1718, please see http://www.ncnk.org/resources/news-items/1718resources/.

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