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On Saturday, April 20, 2024, after months of negotiations and many twists and turns, the US House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act (H.R. 8038). This bill, which is the fourth pillar of a broader foreign aid package to assist Israel, Ukraine, and the Indo-Pacific, contains numerous sanctions and trade-related national security measures. After each of the four foreign security bills were passed on Saturday, they were combined into one package…

On March 8, 2024, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announced further amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations (the “Regulations”). These amendments list an additional two individuals in Schedule 1 of the Regulations. The announcement was released on International Women’s Day, signalling Canada’s focus on targeting human rights violations of women and girls. The sanctioned individuals are Masoud Dorosti, the Chief Executive of the Tehran metro system, and Zohreh Elahian, a senior parliamentarian in…

As part of the EU’s 12th package of sanctions against Russia, adopted on 19 December 2023 (see our previous blog post here), the EU introduced a requirement under Article 12g of Regulation 833/2014 which requires EU exporters to include wording in certain goods contracts prohibiting the re-export of the goods to Russia and providing for “adequate remedies” in the event of a breach, in order to combat the circumvention of EU export bans and more…

The leader of Russia’s political opposition, Alexei Navalny, died in a Siberian prison on February 16, just over a week before the two-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Both Navalny’s death and the anniversary of the invasion were cited as the motivations behind the latest rounds of sanctions against Russia. Members of our global sanctions team in our offices in the US, UK, Sweden, Australia, and Canada summarize the latest…