Iran challenges US sanctions in the ICJ

Iran has brought proceedings (link here) against the USA in the International Court of Justice challenging the legality of Executive Order 13599, which freezes the US-held assets of the Iranian government and Iranian financial institutions. The claim alleges that the sanctions breach the US-Iran Treaty of Amity 1955 by interfering with the freedom of commerce that it guarantees. The Treaty...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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