By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US imposes first sanctions in response to wrongful detention of US nationals

US Department of State and OFAC yesterday made the first designations under Executive Order (E.O.) 14078, “Bolstering Efforts to Bring Hostages and Wrongfully Detained U.S. Nationals Home,” which was issued last year and builds on the 2020 Hostage Recovery and Hostage Taking Accountability Act (previous post). The E.O. provides for the imposition of sanctions on those found to be responsible …

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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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