By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Switzerland adopts EU Belarus designations but not Russia designations

On 30 August 2023, Switzerland adopted the EU’s latest Belarus designations of penitentiary officials, judges, prosecutors, criminal investigators, TV presenters, and state-controlled entities (notice, previous post). Switzerland decided not to adopt the EU designations of members of the Russian judiciary and penitentiary officers allegedly connected with the Navalny and Kara-Murza cases.   The Swiss Federal Council based their decision on “various …

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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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