The EU has added 6 members of the Russian Parliament, all of whom were elected to the State Duma from the Crimea & Sevastopol region of Ukraine in September, to its sanctions against Russia. The EU does not recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea, nor the parliamentary elections Russia held in the Crimean peninsula. The sanctions impose asset freezes and travel bans on people who are said to have undermined the territorial integrity or sovereignty of Ukraine.
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 >