UN Special Rapporteur concerns about unilateral sanctions

The UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has published a Report expressing concerns about the impact of “unilateral sanctions” (i.e. non UN sanctions regime) on fundamental rights.

He recommends human rights assessments and judicial review, and expresses concern about the use of sanctions as economic warfare, the potential for discriminatory effects, the impact of US sanctions on Iran and Russia, and the extraterritorial effect of US sanctions. The report suggests the ultimate abolition of unilateral sanctions, and before then a draft declaration to establish an international consensus on the minimum human rights protections that must be applied to the use of unilateral sanctions.

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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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