The European Union has renewed its sanctions regime on Myanmar/Burma for 1 year until 30 April 2020 pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation 2019/672 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/678. The sanctions comprise asset freezes and travel bans on 14 people for serious human rights violations against the Rohingya population and civilians in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan […]
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...