USA renews Belarus sanctions

The USA has renewed its sanctions on Belarus, by President Obama continuing the national emergency declared in respect of actions of the Belarus Government under the National Emergencies Act.  This has the effect of renewing US sanctions on people who directly or indirectly “undermine Belarus’ democratic processes or institutions, commit human rights abuses related to political repression, or engage in public corruption” for a year.

The sanctions automatically expire if not renewed by the President within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of the national emergency being declared. The White House statement 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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