UK publishes second set of Brexit regulations on Lebanon

The UK has published the Lebanon (Sanctions) (Assassination of Rafiq Hariri and others) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/617), pursuant to the Sanctions and Money Laundering Act 2018. Other Lebanon-related regulations were also published last week, see here.

The regulations will revoke and replace the EU and related UK legislation to give effect to the UK’s obligations under UN Security Council Resolution 1636 (2005). The resolution established a sanctions regime to impose measures against those involved in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and others. The regulations will come into effect on “exit day”, which is currently 11pm on 31 December 2020. See explanatory memorandum, and a report under section 18 (criminal offences) of the Act.

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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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