On 16 June, Al Jazeera reported on the new “Caesar Act” US sanctions on Syria coming into force and intended to pressure the government of President Bashar al-Assad into enacting human rights reforms much more strongly than previous sanctions.  The new raft of US sanctions, known as the Caesar Act, targets companies, institutions and individuals – both Syrian and foreign – that do business with the government of President Bashar al-Assad by authorising bans and financial sanctions on current and potential Syrian partners.  The Act is named after the pseudonym used by a Syrian military officer who leaked more than 50,000 photos documenting torture and other human rights violations and atrocities in al-Assad’s prisons.



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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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