The Council today decided to extend its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran until 13 April 2022. These measures consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze, and a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and of equipment
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 12/04/2021
The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on eleven individuals and four entities responsible for serious human rights violations and abuses in various countries around the world. Together with the listing of four Russian individuals earlier this month, these 15 designations are part
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 22/03/2021
The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on four Russian individuals responsible for serious human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests and detentions, as well as widespread and systematic repression of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and freedom of opinion
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 02/03/2021
The Council today added 19 leading Venezuelan officials to the list of those subject to restrictive measures, due to their role in acts and decisions undermining democracy and the rule of law in the country, or as a result of serious human rights violations.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 22/02/2021
The Council today decided to add Faisal Mekdad to the list of persons subject to EU restrictive measures on Syria, in light of his recent appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs. This decision brings to 289 the total number of persons targeted by a travel ban and an asset freeze. 70 entities are
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 15/01/2021
The Council today decided to prolong the restrictive measures currently targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2021. These sanctions were imposed in 2014 in response to Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 17/12/2020
Check against delivery! I am happy to speak again at the European Union-NGO human rights forum. One year ago, this forum was my first public event in Brussels at the start of my mandate as High Representative/Vice-President. Time flies, it was one year ago. The last year has been a difficult year
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 10/12/2020
As we approach Human Rights Day on 10 December, the European Union and its Member States reaffirm their strong commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. The establishment of the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime is a landmark initiative to underscore the EU’s
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/12/2020