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Anjum Shabbir
Anjum Shabbir
3rd March 2021
External Relations & Trade Human Rights

Analysis: “First use of the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime: EU sanctions four people responsible for serious human rights violations in Russia” by Celia Challet

The restrictive measures adopted against Russia keep providing interesting legal developments in the field of EU sanctions. Sanctions have been in place against Russian entities and individuals since 2014 due to the unfolding events in Ukraine, and restrictive measures were imposed as a follow-up to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Additional sanctions have now been imposed in reaction to his recent imprisonment in Russia. On 22 February, EU leaders reached an agreement of principle to sanction Russian officials, particularly those with responsibilities in the Russian judiciary, as a follow-up to the arrest and sentencing of Alexei Navalny to two years and eight months in prison. What is interesting is that the


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