The European Council has today suspended the travel ban on 6 members of the Government of Zimbabwe, removed 21 individuals and 1 entity from the list, and has renewed sanctions against everyone else on the list for a year, until 20 February 2014.  The new decision is Council Decision 2013/89/CFSP of 18 February 2013, which amends Decisoin 2011/101/CFSP.

The Council has said that its decision to suspend and remove certain individuals and entities from the list is a result of an agreement between Zimbabwean political parties on a draft constitution and a proposed referendum in March on the constitution and the holding of elections in July, and that it will remove the sanctions completely if there is a fair and peaceful referendum and election.

Peters & Peters, instructing Brick Court Chambers, act for all of the de-listed and suspended individuals and companies, and for a number that remain listed, in a case currently pending before the General Court of the European Union.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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