On October 14, 2019, the EU published a regulation concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua. The EU sanctions target persons and entities responsible for human rights violations or abuses, 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 sanctions consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze. The EU has not yet identified persons or entities subject to the sanctions.

For related US sanctions on Nicaragua, see our post here.