By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

EU introduces humanitarian exception to Guinea-Bissau sanctions

The EU today introduced a humanitarian exception to its Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime (Council Regulation (EU) 2023/1593, Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/1598). Asset freeze measures will not apply to the provision of funds “which are necessary to ensure the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance or to support other activities that support basic human needs” where this is carried out by the UN, …

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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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