EU adds 3 people to its counter-terrorism sanctions

eu-flag-1-commissionThe EU has added 3 people to its new autonomous counter-terrorism sanctions regime, which targets people and groups said to be involved in terrorism around the world, including Hamas, Hizballah, and FARC.  These sanctions are a separate regime from the regime targeting ISIL & Al-Qaida, which since 20 September last year has also allowed the EU to impose its own listings, whereas previously it could only implement UN or individual Member State listings (see previous blog). The new listings add Canadian citizen Hassan Hassan El Hajj, Australian citizen Farah Meliad, and Turkish citizen Dalokay Sanli.

See Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2373 implementing Regulation 2580/2001 and amending Regulation 2016/1127.

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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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