EU AMENDS REASONS FOR BELARUS SANCTIONS DESIGNATION

The European Union has published a notice saying it intends to maintain its restrictive measures on Iury Viktaravich Zhadobin, who is listed on the EU’s Belarus sanctions measures (which impose an EU wide asset freeze and travel ban on those listed), and will amend the statement of reasons given for his inclusion.

Currently, Mr Zhadobin is listed for being Belarus’ Minister of Defence, responsible for approving “the repressive decisions agreed at ministerial level, including the decision to repress the peaceful demonstrations on 19 December 2010”.

Mr Zhadobin appears in Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) 765/2006 and the Annex to Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP. The notice informs Mr Zhabodin that he may submit a request to the Council to obtain the new reasons before 31 March 2015.

A list of EU sanctions in force against Belarus is in the “sanctions in force” section of this blog.

This entry was posted in Belarus, Latest EU Measures by Maya Lester QC. Bookmark the permalink.

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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