US continues Iraq sanctions for 1 year

White House2.jpgOn 22 May 2003, the US adopted Executive Order (E.O.) 13303, which declared a national emergency with respect to Iraq. That E.O. was later amended by (inter alia) E.O. 13315, E.O. 13350 and E.O. 13438, which imposed asset freezes on the “former Iraqi regime, its senior officials and their family members”, as well as those “threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq”.

On 18 May 2018, President Donald Trump extended those sanctions for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared. White House press release 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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