Conor McCarthy appointed Independent Expert to Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Hearing on Sanctions

29 Jun 2015

Conor McCarthy has been invited to serve as an independent expert on the issue of sanctions against parliamentarians in a hearing of the COE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs.

The hearing follows legal controversy regarding the imposition of sanctions on certain foreign MPs by both Russia and the European Union. These sanctions have included both travel bans and the freezing of assets.

Conor McCarthy has previously advised individuals and organizations as to the scope and effect of sanctions at under domestic, EU and international law.