By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

UK implements UN sanctions humanitarian exemption

The UK has adopted the Sanctions (Humanitarian Exception) (Amendment) Regulations 2023, which implements a humanitarian exemption applicable across UN sanctions regimes, as set out by UNSC Resolution 2664 (previous post). Under the carve out, activities necessary for the delivery of humanitarian assistance or to support basic human needs, when carried out by certain organisations, do not violate UN asset freezes. …

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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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