UN Security Council renews Yemen sanctions until 26 Feb. 2019

UNSC.jpgThe UN Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2402 (2018), which renews until 26 February 2019 the arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes against those “threatening peace and security in Yemen”. UN press release here.

An alternate draft resolution, tabled by the UK, was defeated by a vote of 11 in favour to 2 against (Russia (veto) and Bolivia), with 2 abstentions (China and Kazakhstan). That draft would have highlighted “specific non-compliance by Iran”, namely, the Panel of Experts’ finding that Iran had failed to take the necessary measures to prevent the supply, sale or transfer of short-range ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles to the then Houthi-Saleh alliance, breaching para 14 of UNSC Resolution 2216 (2015). Following the draft resolution’s defeat, the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned of unilateral (although unspecified) action against Iran.

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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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