EU EXTENDS ARMS EMBARGO AGAINST MYANMAR/BURMA

The EU has agreed to extend its sanctions regime against Myanmar/Burma until 30 April 2016.  The sanctions impose an arms embargo on the country, with exceptions made for non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, equipment for use in clearing mines, and protective or non-lethal clothing and equipment for use by UN and EU personnel.

The sanctions are extended by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/666 amending Council Decision 2013/184/CFSP.  A list of sanctions in force against Myanmar/Burma is in the ‘sanctions in force’ section of this blog.

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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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