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New US Sanctions Measures Put Shipping Industry on Notice of North Korea Sanctions Risks

In the aftermath of the new sanctions imposed to North Korea, potential risks have been identified in the global shipping industry.

UN votes to impose new sanctions against North Korea

Following its intercontinental ballistic missile test in November, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to imposed new sanctions on North Korea.

US Government Implements the Global Magnitsky Act and Publishes Magnitsky Act Sanctions Regulations and...

The Order implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and targets human rights abusers and corrupt actors globally.

Latest Developments on the Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Following the political and economic boycott of Qatar, the post presents the latest developments regarding the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

EU agrees six-month extension to Russia sectoral sanctions

European Union Leaders reached an agreement on the extension of the economic sanctions against Russia until July 2018.

EU introduces legislation imposing targeted sanctions against Venezuela

The EU imposed sanctions on Venezuela in response to the continuing crisis in Venezuela and the perceived deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

UK House of Commons publishes briefing paper on JCPOA and ‘Decertification’

On 25 October 2017, the House of Commons published a briefing paper regarding the Iran nuclear deal. In particular, the paper focuses on President Trump’s recent refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with its obligations under the deal.

UK introduces “Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill”

According the Government’s press release on the Bill “ensures that when the UK leaves the EU, we can continue to impose, update, and lift sanctions and AML regimes”.

US Imposes Economic Sanctions on Venezuela

On August 24, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order imposing additional sanctions on Venezuela. The Order states that these sanctions, which primarily target the Government of Venezuela and the Venezuelan oil industry, are in response to the deepening political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

US Congress Agrees to Advance Iran, Russia, and North Korea Sanctions Bill

Last month, the US Senate passed significant Russia sanctions legislation. Last Friday, the Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement to advance the bill. The House approved the bill yesterday.

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