The E.U. Imposes Sector-Based Sanctions Against Belarus, but Limits Impact with Narrow Definitions

July 27, 2021 By: Benoit Beaulieu, ACSS Reporter The E.U. has imposed new economic sanctions against Belarus, citing an “escalation of serious human rights violations.” While not a surprise, this...

The E.U. Resilience Communication — Interview with Ms. Alina Nedea, DG FISMA, Head of Unit – Sanctions

July 01, 2021 By: Benoit Beaulieu, ACSS Reporter On January 19th of this year, the European Commission issued a publication effectively titled The Resilience Communication. The communication puts...

The U.K. Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime

May 26, 2021 By: Benoit Beaulieu, ACSS Reporter In July 2020, U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduced a landmark piece of legislation to the parliamentary floor: the U.K. Global Human Rights...

Sanctioned Nations Explore Bypassing SWIFT

February 6, 2020 By: Natasha Bright, ACSS Reporter Last November a group of former US government officials and academics sat down for a wargaming exercise entitled “Digital Currency Wars: A National...

World Bank Group: The Forgotten Sanctions Players in the International Arena

January 9, 2019 By: Alex Haines, Outer Temple Chambers* Most compliance officers are familiar with sanctions imposed by the UN, EU, US, Canada, and other countries. These international organizations...

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The U.K. Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime

May 26, 2021 By: Benoit Beaulieu, ACSS Reporter In July 2020, U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduced a landmark piece of legislation to the parliamentary floor: the U.K. Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (GHR). As the U.K.’s first...

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