EU renews Venezuela sanctions for 1 year

The EU has renewed its Venezuela sanctions for 1 year, until 14 November 2019, in “view of the continuing deterioration of the situation in Venezuela” – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1656, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1653, and EU press release.

The sanctions comprise an embargo on arms and on equipment capable of use for internal repression, as well as targeted measures (travel bans and asset freezes) on 18 individuals holding official positions of whom have been responsible for “human rights violations and for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela”.

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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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