In July 2018, the EU adopted a framework to impose targeted sanctions against the Maldives. They comprise an asset freeze and travel ban, and will target those undermining the rule of law or obstructing an inclusive political solution in the Maldives, as well as those linked with the commission of serious human rights violations.Show full details
The sanctions are a direct follow up to the EU conclusions adopted in February 2018, in which the Council noted with concern the recent deterioration of the situation in the Maldives and condemned politically motivated arrests and interference with the work of the Maldivian Supreme Court and actions taken against the judiciary.
There are currently no listings under the EU’s sanctions regime, and the UN imposes no measures against the Maldives.
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People and entities:
Libya: On 30 July 2018, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1086, which removed an individual (Omar Ashkal) from its Libya sanctions. The following countries have aligned themselves with that Decision: Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Moldova, and Georgia. See EU press release. DPRK: On 30 July 2018, the EU […]
Yesterday, the EU adopted conclusions on the situation in Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia and Maldives. In respect of Myanmar/Burma (particularly Rakhine State), the EU condemned the “ongoing widespread, systematic grave human rights violations committed by Myanmar/Burma military and security forces”. It also invited the High Representative to make proposals for an extension to the existing arms embargo, […]
Today, the EU announced that it has adopted a framework to impose targeted sanctions (travel ban and asset freeze) against those responsible for “undermining the rule of law or obstructing an inclusive political solution in the Maldives”, as well as those responsible for “serious human rights violations”. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1006 and Council Regulation […]
The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the EU to impose asset freezes and travel bans on members of the Maldivian government and their leading supporters in the Maldivian business community. The resolution expresses “deep concern about the gradual deterioration of the democratic standards and increasingly authoritarian tendencies in the Maldives”, and calls […]