Iran brings ICJ claim against USA for new Iran sanctions

ICJ.jpgIran brought proceedings against the USA yesterday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague. The ICJ’s press release states that Iran’s claim alleges (in summary) that the US decision to re-impose sanctions violates the 1955 Treaty of Amity between the US and Iran in various respects, and asks the Court to order the US to terminate its sanctions and compensate Iran, and to grant “provisional measures” preventing the US from imposing its sanctions due to come into force in August.  Iran’s application is here and its request for provisional measures here (oral hearing announcement on provisional measures 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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