EU sanctions 7 Venezuelan officials

The EU has added 7 officials to its Venezuela sanctions list, including the head of the Venezuelan judiciary, Maikel José Moreno Pérez (asset freezes and travel bans imposed). The officials have been designated for allegedly being involved in the “non-respect of democratic principles or the rule of law as well as in the violation of human rights”. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/90, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/88, EU press release and UK OFSI Notice.

This is the first occasion in which the EU has agreed to targeted measures against Venezuelan nationals since adopting, on 13 November 2017, an arms embargo and a legal framework to impose sanctions in view of the “continuing deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and human rights in Venezuela” (see previous blog here).

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About Michael O'Kane

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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