Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled UK Government considers proscription of Wagner as a terrorist organisation under the Terrorism Act 2000 on 25 August 2023. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.
On 10 February 2022, the UK Government published amendments to its Russian sanctions programme, enabling it to designate a wide variety of parties “involved in […] obtaining a benefit from or supporting the Government of Russia“. No new designations have been made at this time, but the UK Government has previously indicated that the powers are intended to be used in response to any Russian incursion into Ukraine. The amendment came into force at 5pm UK time on 10 February 2022.
On 15 December 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the challenges and prospects for multilateral weapons of mass destruction arms control and disarmament regimes. The resolution calls for the EU to play a strong role, and for member states to show continuous support, in all major disarmament treaties and non-proliferation regimes.