UN Special Rapporteur concerns about unilateral sanctions

UN1The UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has published a Report expressing concerns about the impact of “unilateral sanctions” (i.e. non UN sanctions regime) on fundamental rights.

He recommends human rights assessments and judicial review, and expresses concern about the use of sanctions as economic warfare, the potential for discriminatory effects, the impact of US sanctions on Iran and Russia, and the extraterritorial effect of US sanctions. The report suggests the ultimate abolition of unilateral sanctions, and before then a draft declaration to establish an international consensus on the minimum human rights protections that must be applied to the use of unilateral sanctions.

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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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