British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: Sanctions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th November 2017.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to paragraph 1.9 of his Department's consultation response, Public consultation on the United Kingdom's future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions: government response, published in August 2017, under what circumstances the Government would consider it appropriate to legislate directly for UK Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies on implementing sanctions in those territories and dependencies; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The UK is responsible for the international relations of the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, and for their compliance with international obligations. Several of these jurisdictions currently choose to meet these sanctions obligations through their own legislation. The UK legislates directly for those jurisdictions which do not choose to have domestic sanctions legislation in place, in consultation with them.

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