The UN’s Special Rapporteur, Alena Douhan, has issued a stark warning on the consequences of over-compliance with sanctions. Douhan notes resorting to extreme measures to reduce legal, business, and regulatory risk has become tempting as governments issue more unilateral sanctions. […]
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The war in Ukraine has triggered global sanctions and embargoes on an unprecedented scale. With Western countries increasingly keen to avoid direct military confrontations, the ability to impact the economies of ‘aggressors’ has become an important diplomatic tool. The growing […]
China and Russia have vetoed a US-led UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution that proposed tougher sanctions on North Korea after the country’s latest ballistic missile tests. This marked the first split in the Council since measures were introduced against Pyongyang […]
The US Treasury has sanctioned two Russian banks, one individual, and a trading company for working with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missile programs. The new sanctions follow the launch of […]
In this dashboard, we’ve compiled all new data we’ve relating to sanctions designations since the invasion. By sharing these visualizations publicly, we hope to make the insights we have compiled as accessible as possible.
The US Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) is expanding its sanctions regime to cover additional alleged North Korean wallets, following the hack of blockchain game Axie Infinity’s Ronin bridge, which saw the theft of around $600m in cryptocurrency. OFAC […]
Years of economic and political instability have resulted in tighter sanctions being placed on Venezuela by most of the major countries that issue sanctions. A decades-long over-reliance on oil reserves and widespread political corruption are but two long-standing contributors to […]
This report takes a look at the evolution of the current international sanctions environment, and the key issues in sanctions today: the key regimes, underlying geopolitical risks, sanctions evasion, and the development of national policy in some of the key regimes, national perspectives, and thematic trends.
An internationally coordinated operation has seen the US place sanctions on notorious Irish organized crime group Kinahan, key members of its controlling family, associates, and associated businesses. A $5m reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of gang […]
The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 21 entities and 13 individuals as part of a crackdown on Kremlin illicit procurement networks and tech companies who are helping fuel the conflict in Ukraine by […]
As Australia steps up its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has targeted 39 Russians in its first use of the Magnitsky sanctions for human rights abuses. 14 Russians are accused of serious corruption, along with 25 Russian “perpetrators […]
The European Commission has set up a ‘Freeze and Seize’ Task Force to implement sanctions and seize the assets of listed Russian and Belarussian oligarchs, in partnership with the G7. EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability, and Capital Markets […]