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November 17, 2017

EU removes FARC from terrorist list; imposes first set of sanctions on Venezuela

On November 13, 2017, the E.U. removed Colombian guerilla group FARC from its terrorism sanctions list following its disarmament and re-launch as a political party. Earlier, in September 2016, the E.U.had suspended its terrorism sanctions on FARC in recognition of the peace agreement signed between FARC and the Colombian government.

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With 15 programs in place, UN sanctions now key tool to punish bad actors

By: Anna Sayre, reporter SanctionsAlert.com 
Date: May 6, 2016

Among the several unique characteristics of the economic sanctions imposed by the United Nations is the fact that they apply to every nation. While economic sanctions imposed by the United States or another single nation may be powerful, they only apply to the nation or organization against which they are directed. (more…)