The EU Council has decided to add 10 people to its sanctions on Syria, for their involvement in violent repression against the civilian population or support for the Syrian regime. The decision follows the Council’s announcement last week that it was aiming to impose further sanctions on the regime’s supporters (see previous blog). The new additions include high-ranking military officials and senior figures linked to the regime, and bring the total number of people and entities listed on the sanctions to 286. The sanctions are currently due to expire on 1 June 2017.
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...See profile for Maya Lester QC >