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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Explainer for Civil Society on UK Targeted Sanctions


REDRESS has published a short explainer on the relevant UK targeted sanctions regimes for those in civil society seeking to secure sanctions against actors involved in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This includes the UK’s regimes relating to serious corruption and human rights violations. 

The UK is using targeted sanctions as a tool to address Russia’s invasion. These sanctions impose travel bans and asset freezes and are being used against individuals and entities. The UK is taking this action alongside a number of other jurisdictions, including the US and the EU.

The explainer is part of REDRESS’s work on supporting NGOs: REDRESS provides training, guidance on case building and assistance on evidence submissions regarding human rights abuses and corrupt practices for civil society around the world. The work is undertaken as part of a global coalition in partnership with Human Rights First. 

For more information about REDRESS’s work on sanctions, please visit our separate web page. If you have further questions, or would like support in developing an evidence submission, please contact Leanna Burnard, Legal Advisor ([email protected]) and Natalie Lucas, Legal Officer ([email protected]), or via ProtonMail at [email protected]. 

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