UN lifts all remaining sanctions on Liberia

The UN Security Council has lifted its arms embargo on non-state actors in Liberia, terminating the remainder of its Liberian sanctions regime.  In Resolution 2288, the Security Council welcomed the sustained progress made by the Government of Liberia in rebuilding Liberia for the benefit of all of its citizens in the wake of the civil war in 2003, and recalled its determination to terminate the sanctions once the provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement had been fully implemented and the country and wider region were sufficiently stable and secure.

UN sanctions on Liberia have been gradually lifted since their imposition in 2003, to reflect its progress towards consolidating peace and rebuilding the country.  The EU joined it in lifting asset freezes and travel bans in October last year, and the US followed suit in November (see previous blogs here and 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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