On 9th December, Project Alpha announced a new White Paper. It remarked that the most recent UN Panel of Experts report on North Korea (published on 27th February 2017) found that “implementation remains insufficient and highly inconsistent”. This suggests that the availability of information on vessels in breach of sanctions against North Korea and the capabilities to obtain such information needs to improve. Improvements in these areas would assist the UN Sanctions Committee, individual Member States, and businesses in implementing UN sanctions. The White Paper aims to assess the potential usefulness of entity screening and vessel tracking (such as AIS data) for sanctions compliance, implementation, and enforcement by law enforcement, regulators and private sector.
The White Paper itself is at –