Britain and France suggest new UN sanctions on Syria

assad-1Britain and France are reported to be suggesting a UN Security Council resolution to prohibit countries from supplying the Syrian government with helicopters, and to impose targeted sanctions on 11 Syrian individuals and 10 entities said to be involved in chemical weapons attacks in Syria.  A draft resolution prepared by Britain and France follows a joint investigation by the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which concluded that the Syrian government was responsible for at least 3 attacks involving chlorine gas. Russia has repeatedly questioned the investigation’s conclusions.

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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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