EU Extends Global Human Rights Sanctions

On December 4, 2023, the EU Council extended the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime – targeting individuals and entities responsible for serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide – for three years, until December 8, 2026.

Those targeted by restrictive measures are subject to a travel ban to the EU and an asset freeze. Additionally, persons and entities in the EU are forbidden from making funds available to those listed.

Sanctions currently apply to 67 natural and legal persons and 20 entities. Existing restrictive measures (sanctions) will continue to be reviewed annually.

The EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime was established on December 7, 2020, to target individuals, entities and bodies – including state and non-state actors – responsible for, involved in or associated with serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide.

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