HOW WILL NEW US SANCTIONS ON SYRIA BE DIFFERENT?

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.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/caesar-act-sanctions-syria-200615103238508.html

 

 

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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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