EU renews Burundi sanctions

EU2The EU announced today that it has renewed its restrictive measures against Burundi for another year, until 31 October 2018. The measures apply to 4 people “whose activities are deemed to be undermining democratic governance and obstructing the search for a peaceful political solution in Burundi”, including “acts of violence, repression or incitement to violence and acts which constitute serious human rights violations”. The EU considered that “the absence of progress in the situation in Burundi justified the renewal of the sanctions for another year”. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1933, amending Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763.

The EU has published a Notice for those on the Burundi list, renewing their inclusion in the Annex to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 (as amended) and in Annex I to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1755. The Notice explains that they can submit a request to the EU Council before 2 July 2018 for a reconsideration of their inclusion, and can challenge the Council’s listing decision in the EU General Court.

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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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