By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

EU adopts humanitarian exemption to Afghanistan sanctions

The EU has amended its Afghanistan sanctions regime to include a new humanitarian exemption. This follows the UN’s adoption of a humanitarian exemption to Taliban-related sanctions on 22 December 2021 (see previous post). The legal acts are: Council Regulation (EU) 2022/148, which amends Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 to disapply asset freezes where “making available of funds or economic resources necessary …

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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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