EU Scrutiny Committee clears new CAR listings

The House of Commons EU Scrutiny Committee has cleared EU measures listing Haroun Gaye and Eugene Barret Nagikosset on EU sanctions against the Central African Republic (see previous blog) from scrutiny.  The Committee said that Minister for Europe David Lidington had explained clearly and convincingly why the listings were appropriate, for undermining attempts to bring peace, reconciliation, and democracy to “this deeply traumatised country”.  As is often the case, the Minister approved the measures before the Committee had a chance to scrutinise them; the Minister said this was because the “rapid transposition of UN sanctions designations into EU legislation is highly desirable…and ensures the effectiveness and credibility of the sanctions regime”.  A summary of the Committee’s views 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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