EU Declaration – sanctions not to impede Covid-19 humanitarian response

As part of a Declaration appealing for an immediate global ceasefire, Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, has emphasised that EU and UN sanctions regimes provide for humanitarian exceptions, and that sanctions “should not impede the delivery of essential equipment and supplies necessary to fight the coronavirus and limit its spread worldwide”. However, Mr Borrell said that …

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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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