France sanctions 18 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi killing

france flagEarlier this week, France imposed autonomous sanctions on 18 Saudi Arabian nationals “in connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi”. The measures comprise Schengen-wide travel bans.

The Press Release states that France is considering with its EU partners the possibility of adopting a new sanctions regime to target serious violations of human rights.

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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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