UN extends South Sudan sanctions

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution renewing its targeted sanctions against people responsible for or involved in actions that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, until 31 May 2017. The designation criteria include the leaders of any entity (including any government or opposition group), whose members have engaged in such actions.

In the new resolution, the Security Council welcomed the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity on 29 April 2016 as a “vital step” towards implementation of the UN-approved peace agreement for South Sudan, but expressed its deep concern that South Sudan’s leaders had not fully implemented their commitments under the agreement and were not fully adhering to a ceasefire.

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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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