At a meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council on 14 October, the Council adopted a sanctions framework targeting Nicaragua.

The sanctions will comprise asset freezes and travel bans targeting “persons and entities responsible for human rights violations or abuses or for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Nicaragua, as well as persons and entities whose actions, policies or activities otherwise undermine democracy and the rule of law in Nicaragua“.

The legislation and list of restricted parties have not yet been published. We expect these to be made available soon.

The Council’s conclusions are available here.