Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative/Vice-President, has announced that the ministers of the Foreign Affairs Council have agreed to impose sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban) against those responsible for the arrest, sentencing and persecution of Alexei Navalny under the EU’s new Global Human Rights sanctions regime. It will mark the first time that this regime has been used since its adoption in December 2020 (see post). The proposed sanctions list will now be subject to an administrative review, and is likely to be adopted within 1 week.
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,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >