The UK has made the Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/380) which are to come into force on the day the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, should that happen.
These Regulations are made not under the Sanctions Act, but using the Government’s powers in section 8(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to address “failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies” arising from Brexit. The Regulations amend EU sanctions including asset freezes and arms embargoes relating to Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Somalia and Sudan and financial sanctions relating to Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Egypt; Republic of Guinea, Iraq, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine and Yemen.
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 >