BCL partner John Binns gives a visual overview of how sanctions are made and reviewed, as part of his 'Sanctions and Brexit' series of articles.
This diagram shows the complexity of the UK's sanctions framework as it transitions from a pre-Brexit to a post-Brexit world.
Some key points:
The UK's membership of the UN is a constant: post-Brexit, we will continue to implement some sanctions to comply with UN obligations. The left half of the picture shows the relationship between UK and EU sanctions, before the 2018 Act and after it (the latter on a temporary basis). The right half of the picture shows those aspects of sanctions that are independent of the EU, including other countries' sanctions (eg the US), domestic terrorism, and 'Magnitsky' sanctions. The bottom part of the picture shows the rights of 'designated persons' to challenge the effect of...