NEW EU SANCTIONS ON WAGNER GROUP, INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES OVER ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

On 13 December, the EU announced sanctions on the Russia-based Wagner Group, as well as 8 individuals and 3 entities connected to the Group.  It says that the Wagner Group has recruited, trained and sent private military operatives to conflict zones around the world to fuel violenceloot natural resources and intimidate civilians in violation of international law, including international human rights law.  EU Regulation 2021/2195/EU refers.  In addition to the financial sanctions, listed individuals will be subject to a travel ban to the EU, and persons and entities in the EU will be prohibited from making funds available, either directly or indirectly, to those listed.

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2021/12/13/eu-imposes-restrictive-measures-against-the-wagner-group

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2021.445.01.0010.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A445I%3ATOC

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2021.445.01.0017.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A445I%3ATOC

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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