The EU has renewed its Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime until 30 April 2016.  Under the sanctions, listed people and entities are subject to an EU-wide travel ban and asset freeze.

The sanctions target those who are seeking to prevent or block the country’s peaceful political process or are undermining its security and stability. In particular, the sanctions target those who played a leading role in the mutiny of 1 April 2010 and the coup d’état of 12 April 2012 and whose actions continue to be directed at undermining the rule of law and civilian power.

The sanctions regime was originally imposed by Council Regulation (EU) 377/2012 and Council Decision 2012/285/CFSP.  The EU’s notice to listed people and entities informing them of the renewal is here.

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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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