OFAC implements US sanctions on Burundi

OFAC has issued new regulations to implement Executive Order 13712, which was signed in November 2015 and blocks the property of people and entities who contribute to the turmoil in Burundi, including by threatening its peace and security, undermining its democratic processes, and committing human rights abuses (see previous blog).  Assets belonging to designated people and entities will be frozen, and US persons will be prohibited from doing business with them.

The EU introduced targeted sanctions on Burundi in October, and stated in February that it was ready to extend them to “those whose actions might have led or might lead to acts of violence and repression, serious human rights abuses, or might hamper the search for a political solution” (see previous 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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