EU adds 10 people to its Syria sanctions

The EU Council has decided to add 10 people to its sanctions on Syria, for their involvement in violent repression against the civilian population or support for the Syrian regime.  The decision follows the Council’s announcement last week that it was aiming to impose further sanctions on the regime’s supporters (see previous blog).  The new additions include high-ranking military officials and senior figures linked to the regime, and bring the total number of people and entities listed on the sanctions to 286.  The sanctions are currently due to expire on 1 June 2017.

See Implementing Regulation 2016/1893 implementing Regulation 36/2012 and Implementing Decision 2016/1897 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP. The 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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