THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 82, September 2019

A context to conflict: the extra­territorial effect of US sanctions

As US federal courts suggest they may be moving towards a ‘presumption against extra-territoriality’, Leigh Hansson and Eli Rymland-Kelly examine the basis for extraterritoriality of..

As US federal courts suggest they may be moving towards a ‘presumption against extra-territoriality’, Leigh Hansson and Eli Rymland-Kelly examine the basis for extraterritoriality of US sanctions and consider whether change is in the air.   Anyone up to date with current affairs will know the Trump administration’s preferred method of seeking to effect change in Iran, and its other perceived ‘adversaries’, is via economic sanctions. Such sanctions can take a number of forms. The two most common are those imposed on specific individuals who: (1) engage with persons who are already subject to sanctions (e.g., the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (‘IRGC’)),...

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