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Change in Sanctions policy - UK government

In February 2000, the House of Commons Select Committee on International
Development produced its second report which, although wide-ranging,
produced some specific recommendations for changes in Iraqi sanctions. The
use of smarter, more effective, sanctions was a particular topic for
discussion, and the minutes of evidence given by Jeremy Carver, a senior
lawyer with Clifford Chance, one of the "Big City" multi-national corporate
and international finance law firms, highlighted some aspects of the means
by which regimes can be hurt or prevented from obtaining the normal
benefits of belonging to the international finance community, without
affecting the routine of trade.

I am not aware whether the present government has taken any note of the
Committee report. One year later, it would certainly appear to have ignored
many of its conclusions. Let us ask those concerned why.

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Greetings to all,

Mark Galloway

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