UK: House of Commons Publishes Report on Sanctions Policy

On June 12, 2019, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee published a report on the UK’s sanctions policy. The report outlines an urgency for the government to take action to ensure the UK has a functioning sanctions policy as findings have shown that currently there is no evidence from the government of a clear strategy for sanctions post-Brexit.

Currently, the majority of UK sanctions law is agreed and implemented at EU level, as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU, the UK will need to establish its own policy-making, implementation and enforcement powers for sanctions.

As such, the report calls for the government to establish a clear legal position before June. 

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