In December 2018, the EU adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2054, which added 7 people to its Myanmar/Burma sanctions list (see previous blog); and Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2078, which prolonged the EU’s Russia sectoral sanctions for a further 6 months, until 31 July 2019 (see previous blog). Yesterday (6 February 2019), the EU announced that the […]
The UK Government has now published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on the following regimes: The Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/134. See Explanatory Memorandum and Statutory Guidance. The Venezuela (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/135. See Explanatory Memorandum and Statutory Guidance. The Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) […]
Today (21 December), the EU added 7 people to its Myanmar/Burma sanctions list (asset freezes and travel bans). The sanctioned individuals are part of the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) and the border guard police, and were listed for “serious human rights violations committed against the Rohingya population, ethnic minority villagers or civilians”. See Council Decision (CFSP) […]
Last week (5 October), EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced the EU’s response to the “human rights situation in Myanmar and Cambodia”. In respect of Cambodia, the EU has given notice that it will launch the process of withdrawing Cambodia from the Everything But Arms (EBA) arrangement, which grants full tariff-free access to the European […]
The Canadian Government has imposed targeted sanctions (asset freeze) against Burma’s former Major-General Maung Maung Soe, pursuant to the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), by amending the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Regulations. Maung Maung Soe was sanctioned for being “responsible for, or complicit in, gross violations...