UK MPs call for Iran Revolutionary Guard to be proscribed terrorist organisation

Parliament6Following the recent protests in Iran, the UK Home Secretary is facing calls to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation. On 31 October 2017, 69 British MPs backed a motion to express serious concerns over the group’s role in “human rights violations in Iran and support for terrorism abroad”, and calling on the Government to include IRGC on the UK list of proscribed organisations, including “punitive measures” against its officials”. The IRGC was designated by the US in October 2017 (see previous blog 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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