Please join us for a talk with Hugh Griffiths, Coordinator of the United Nations (UN) Panel of Experts that monitors the sanctions on North Korea on behalf of the UN Security Council. Seating capacity is limited, so reserve your place early to ensure admission.
Since 2006, the Security Council has responded to North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests with successive rounds of sanctions that have expanded in response to the increased threat to global peace and security. Hugh Griffiths, an arms trafficking investigator and sanctions expert will describe the monitoring and investigation of North Korean sanctions evasion, the expansion of both the sanctions regime and the scale of violations as well as the role of the Security Council resolutions as instruments of multilateralism within an international relations (IR) framework.
Hugh Griffiths has served as Coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts monitoring the sanctions on North Korea since 2014. He is currently on a leave of absence from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) where he led research projects focusing on weapons and other commodity smuggling via air and sea for five years. Prior to this, he worked on behalf of governments, UN and non-governmental organizations in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, conducting investigative field research and analysis on issues surrounding clandestine political economy, war crimes, humanitarian aid and international programme management. He holds an M.Phil in International Political Economy.