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“Britain’s Sanctions Regime is Straying Towards Uncharted Territory,” The Times UK

In this piece, Jenner & Block Partner Robert Dalling examines Britain’s ability to impose sanctions unilaterally in a post-Brexit environment. Mr. Dalling reviews the recent imposition of sanctions against the President of Belarus and members of his regime without coordination with the EU. He notes that “[Britain’s] government can use its autonomous sanctions regime to take action either completely separately from, or perhaps more quickly than, the EU.” This independence may encourage non-governmental organizations to engage more vocally with the government in suggesting sanctions. However, the target of those suggested sanctions has the ability to challenge any designation.