US terrorism listing – recent amendment means leaders of terrorist groups can be listed “without having to tie them to specific acts”

The US State Department has listed Ahmad al-Hamidawi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224, on the basis of his position as Secretary General of Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), an Iran-backed organisation listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) operating in Iraq and Syria. Amongst other terrorism-related acts, KH is said to have been involved in …

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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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