US sanctions on Venezuela

The US said it would impose “strong and swift” sanctions on Venezuela if President Nicolás Maduro carried out his plan to create a “constituent assembly”, which would rival the National Assembly and could rewrite the country’s constitution. The new US sanctions target 13 current and former senior officials of the government of Venezuela, including the President of the Maduro-controlled National Electoral Council, Venezuela’s Minister of Justice (also the subject of a US indictment for participation in international cocaine distribution), and the National Director of Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Police.

US Treasury press release, and details of the new listings are 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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