By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

New UK humanitarian exception to Afghanistan sanctions

The UK has adopted the Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. 2022/65) which provides a humanitarian exception to the UK’s Afghanistan sanctions regime. Explanatory Memorandum. Foreign Secretary Press Release. The new provision reads: 25A. – (1) The prohibitions in regulations 8 to 12 (asset-freeze etc.) are not contravened by a person (“P”) carrying out a relevant activity which …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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