On 26th February, Baker McKenzie published an article reporting that the Council of the European Union announced a number of anticipated sanctions measures targeting not only North Korea and Myanmar/Burma, but also Cambodia and the Maldives. On Myanmar/Burma, the Council recommended measures to strengthen sanctions regime. It also adopted conclusions in relation to the human rights situations in both Cambodia and the Maldives. On Cambodia it urged the Cambodian government to “cease using the judiciary as a political tool”, and note that the Council “may consider specific targeted measures if the situation does not improve”. It also called upon the Maldivian government “to immediately lift the State of Emergency, and restore all constitutionally guaranteed rights”, and again, the Council indicates that it may “consider targeted measures” if the situation does not improve.
For the EU Council conclusions on Myanmar/Burma and the Maldives see –