New Sanctions Purpose: Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act

Asset Freeze Financial Prohibitions Prohibitions Canada has imposed targeted measures against foreign nationals who are, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, responsible for or complicit in gross violations of human rights; or are public officials or an associate of such an official, who are responsible for or complicit in acts of significant corruption,…

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Abe and Putin agree to strictly apply U.N.’s latest sanctions against North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting in Danang, Vietnam, on Friday. | KYODO DANANG, VIETNAM – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to strictly implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea. Abe told reporters about the agreement just after meeting with Putin…

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Resolving the Political Crisis in DR Congo

Testimony at the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Ida Sawyer, Director, Central Africa Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at…

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How Companies and Their Investors Pay Lip Service to UN Sanctions

by Enrico Carisch November 5, 2017 South Korean soldiers guarding the Panmunjom demilitarized zone  between South Korea and North Korea, to the rear. UN Security Council sanctions against entities doing business with North Korea have been selective. HENRIK ISHIHARA/CREATIVE COMMONS     If an investment, shareholding, credit or other financing tool benefits an enterprise or…

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EU Court Judgement on UCI

JUDGMENT OF THE GENERAL COURT (Sixth Chamber) 18 September 2017 (*) (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures taken against the Democratic Republic of the Congo — Freezing of funds — List of the persons, entities and bodies acting in breach of the embargo with regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo — Maintenance of the applicant’s name on…

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European ambassadors to U.S. back Iran nuclear pact

September 25, 2017 Patricia Zengerl WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The ambassadors to Washington from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union all strongly backed the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Monday, as long as Tehran continues to comply with the pact. U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing whether the 2015 deal serves U.S. security interests…

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Amazon says it is under investigation for selling goods to Iranian embassy, others

Washington Post By Abha Bhattarai July 31   Amazon.com says it sold $34,000 worth of products to people and entities with ties to the Iranian government. (Paul Sakuma/AP) Amazon.com is under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, the online giant said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company says…

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2017 No. 754 CRIMINAL LAW The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment o f Information Provisions) Regulations 2017

S T A T U T O R Y    I N S T R U M E N T S 2017 No. 754 CRIMINAL LAW The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 Made                               17th July 2017 Laid before Parliament   18th July 2017 Coming into force           8th August 2017 For full…

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Sudan Gets Down to Business in the Face of Sanctions and Strife

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Entrepreneurs find new avenues as U.S. delays lifting economic curbs and president clings to power; Gulf states provide investment lifeline   By Matina Stevis Updated July 18, 2017 9:45 a.m. ET KHARTOUM, Sudan—In the capital of a country widely deemed a pariah state, the hustle is always on. “We…

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