OFAC targets senior Syrian officials

assad-1OFAC has designated 18 senior Syrian officials said to be connected to Syria’s weapons of mass destruction programme, and 5 military branches that it has identified as part of the Government of Syria (details here).  The designations of the 18 officials follow 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.  The investigation prompted the UK and France to draft a UN resolution calling for new sanctions on Syria (see previous blog), which has yet to be voted on.

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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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