Eritrean General listed over Tigray human rights abuses

Yesterday (23 August 2021), the Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defence Forces (EDF), General Filipos Woldeyohannes, has been designated by the US pursuant to Executive Order 13818 (Global Magnitsky sanctions) for being a “leader or official of an entity that is engaged in serious human rights abuse”. The EDF are said to be responsible for massacres, looting and sexual …

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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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