'It is possible for those sanctioned to take their case to the ECJ, but the court is overloaded and sometimes takes years to rule' (Photo: Cedric Puisney)
By PAULO CASACA
BRUSSELS, 25. FEB, 11:32
Restrictive measures, primarily assuming the form of sanctions against natural persons, are a central part of the EU’s response to Russia’s annexation in Crimea and its ongoing support for separatists in the east of Ukraine.
The list of individuals identified as having played a significant or even peripheral role in the destabilisation of Ukraine was first created a year ago and has since expanded considerably.
Sanctions typically result in freezing an individual’s assets and a ban on entering the EU. They can be a valuable lever against specified natural and...
ARCHumankind, represented by its director, Paulo Casaca, has been present in a series of rallies in Europe to support the Iranian community plight for freedom. On 15 June in Brussels, on 28 and 29 of June and on 12 and 13 July in Ashraf, Albania and on 27 July in London, he spoke on behalf of a different policy regarding Iran based on the respect of human dignity and the international order, confronting the internal and the external threats of the theocracy.
On 20 November 2019, the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran published a report on Iran’s uprising. The report indicates that there have been at least 251 killed, 3,700 injured, and 7,000 arrested; and the names of the 85 martyrs of the uprising in various cities are listed. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), called on the UN Security Council stating ‘The UNSC must demand an immediate halt in killings and the release of detainees. It must declare the leaders of the regime as criminals against humanity. They must face justice’.