Boris Johnson sanctions evidence to Commons Committee

Boris Johnson.jpgBoris Johnson, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, gave evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on a range of issues including the UK’s sanctions policy (transcript of the evidence here).

In response to questions on the UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, the Foreign Secretary said the Bill “will give us the flexibility to implement sanctions where perhaps our EU friends and partners are more reluctant”, noting the importance of aligning UK “sanctions policy with our friends and partners to achieve the maximum possible diplomatic and political impact”. He also said the UK may “consider sanctions on Mahan Air” for having shipped missiles to Hezbollah in Damascus, which were “then used to attack Israel”.

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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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