The UK has published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on the use and proliferation of chemical weapons, which will come into force if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal. The Chemical Weapons (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/618. Explanatory Memorandum and guidance here.
Today (21 January), the EU added 9 individuals and 1 entity to its Chemical Weapons sanctions list (asset freeze and travel ban). These are the first listings to be made under the sanctions regime. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/86, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/84, and EU Press Release. Syria-based Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) […]
The UK has passed the Chemical Weapons (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2018, SI 2018/1361, which gives effect in specified Overseas Territories to the EU’s Chemical Weapons sanctions regime. The Order comes into force tomorrow (9 January 2019). The Overseas Territories to which this Order extends: Anguilla; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; […]
Chemical Weapons: Last month, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1544, which established a new sanctions regime targeting the use and proliferation of chemical weapons (see previous blog). The following countries have aligned themselves with that Decision: Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, and Georgia. See EU Press Release. Moldova, Rep of Guinea […]
Following last month’s adoption of a new EU chemical weapons sanctions regime, the UK will ask for the first listings to include a number of individuals said to be involved in the Novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, including the two Russian military intelligence officers Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin.