US sanctions Libyans undermining the country’s unity government

President Obama has signed an Executive Order expanding the designation criteria under US sanctions on Libya. The new order designates those involved in activities that undermine Libya’s political transition to the Government of National Accord or its successors, threaten the peace or security of the country, misappropriate state assets, illicitly exploit Libyan natural resources, coerce state financial institutions or the Libyan National Oil Company, or are an abuse of human rights. Following the introduction of the new criteria, OFAC has added Khalifa Ghawil, Prime Minister of the country’s rival parliament in Tripoli, to its SDN List. Ghawil was sanctioned by the EU at the start of this month (see previous blog).

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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