ICJ grants stops to US Iran sanctions on medicine, food & aviation pending full case

ICJThe International Court of Justice has held today, in Iran’s application for provisional measures (see previous blog) that pending resolution of the case, the USA must:

1.      Remove, by means of its choosing, any impediments arising from the measures announced on 8 May 2018 to the free exportation to the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran of: (i) medicines and medical devices; (ii) foodstuffs and agricultural commodities; and (iii) spare parts, equipment and associated services (including warranty, maintenance, repair services and inspections) necessary for the safety of civil aviation.

2.      Ensure that licences and necessary authorisations are granted and that payments and other transfers of funds are not subject to any restriction in so far as they relate to the goods and services referred to in point (1).

These measures go less far that those requested by Iran, but cover the areas the ICJ regarded as causing potentially irreparable harm pending resolution of the main claim.

Both parties must also refrain from any action which might aggravate or extend the dispute before the Court or make it more difficult to resolve. See Order, Summary of Order, Press Release, and Separate Opinion.

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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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