UN threatens sanctions for blocking Libya peace deal

The UN Security Council has said that it is prepared to impose sanctions on people and entities who threaten Libya’s peace, stability, and security, or who undermine the successful completion of its political transition.

On 9 October, the Security Council praised those involved in a political dialogue in Libya that a day earlier resulted in the presentation of the Political Agreement for the Government of National Accord.  The Council has now reiterated its call for all Libyan parties to endorse and sign the agreement, and work towards the formation of such a government.

The Security Council’s press release 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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