The European Union has renewed its sanctions regime on Myanmar/Burma for 1 year until 30 April 2020 pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation 2019/672 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/678. The sanctions comprise asset freezes and travel bans on 14 people for serious human rights violations against the Rohingya population and civilians in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States. The sanctions also impose an embargo on arms and equipment that can be used for internal repression, an export ban on dual-use goods for use by military and border guard police, restrictions on equipment for monitoring communications, and a prohibition on military training and cooperation. See EU Council Press Release.
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 >