EU adopts a framework for targeted sanctions regarding the Maldives

Publication Date 16/07/2018
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The Council of the European Union adopted on 16 July 2018 a framework for targeted restrictive measures against persons and entities responsible for undermining the rule of law or obstructing an inclusive political solution in the Maldives as well as persons and entities responsible for serious human rights violations.

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This decision made it possible to impose a travel ban and an asset freeze on relevant individuals and entities, unless the situation on the ground improved. This decision was a direct follow up to the conclusions adopted by the Council earlier in the year.

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Reuters, 16.07.18: European Union warns of sanctions against Maldives rights violators
Maldives Independent, 19.07.18: Details emerge of EU sanctions on Maldives

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European Parliament Resolution on the situation in the Maldives

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