By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

OFAC issues specific licence to allow humanitarian transactions in Afghanistan

On 25 August 2021, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a specific licence authorising the US government and its contractors to engage in humanitarian transactions in Afghanistan otherwise prohibited by sanctions targeting the Taliban. Until 1 March 2022, the licence allows the government and its partners to support the delivery of food, medicine, medical services (including …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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