International sanctions: what`s new for Ukraine?
Topic of the International sanctions remains in focus of the UBA Committee on International Law.
We were concerned about practical implications of Iranian-related sanctions to the trade climate in Ukraine in 2018   or Crimean-related sanctions in 2016 in in light of the incorrect interpretation by foreign banks of the expression «Ukrainian sanctions» as «sanctions against Ukraine. It could be a real headache to clarify that sanctions «aim to protect Ukraine», so no compliance risk for the bank arises.
Recently, the topic of sanctions made the front pages again when the President of Ukraine imposed sanctions against Ukrainian citizens and associated companies. This raises the question of the power of states to impose sanctions against their own citizens and registered entities.
Therefore, we will analyze these events in more details.
Topics and speakers:
1. The use of international sanctions: the Australian and Swedish perspectives
Jake Lowther, Lawyer (Australia), Co-Founder of Foreign Lawyers Network – Sweden
2. Sanctions against own citizens: is it possible and is there any rationale behind that?
Olga Kuchmiienko, Ph.D., Attorney-at-Law, Deputy Head of the International Law Committee of Ukrainian Bar Association
3. Real or fake risks as a result of imposing sanctions against own citizens in Ukraine: ECHR claims etc?
Bohdan Bernatsky, Senior Lecturer at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
For more information about the event, please contact the UBA Secretariat at: +380 (44) 492-88-48, e-mail: email@example.com. Contact person – Viktoriia Motia.