Switzerland renews sanctions against 18 Venezuelan officials

Switzerland has renewed sanctions against 18 members of the Venezuelan government initially imposed in March 2018 for “human rights violations, and the undermining of the rule of law and democratic institutions”, including a “lack of legitimacy” in the electoral process. The sanctions were imposed in alignment with EU sanctions implemented in early 2018 (see post and post). The measures constitute …

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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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