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Baker McKenzie | Afghanistan, USA | 4 Jan 2022

OFAC Issues Additional Authorization and Guidance regarding Humanitarian Activities in Afghanistan

In December 2021, the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued four General Licenses (“GLs”) (GLs 16, 17, 18, and…
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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP | Afghanistan, USA | 23 Dec 2021

OFAC Expands Authorizations for Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

OFAC issued three General Licenses ("GLs") to further support humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan. The licenses permit certain activities with (i)…
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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | Afghanistan, Global, USA | 23 Dec 2021

US government grants more sanctions relief for Afghanistan-related transactions

On December 22, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three general licenses (GLs) to authorize…
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Stewarts | Afghanistan, European Union, United Kingdom | 25 Nov 2021

Sanctions on Afghanistan: the current situation and what could change in the future

The withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan and the consequent announcement of a Taliban interim government has attracted global…
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Lexology PRO | Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, etc. | 10 Nov 2021

Biometric data and facial recognition technology: top compliance priorities

Key lessons for companies on the importance of having adequate cybersecurity, data subject consent, and legal precedent for harvesting biometric data.
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Hogan Lovells | Afghanistan, United Kingdom | 5 Nov 2021

Afghanistan: OFSI issues updated charity sector guidance on additional sanctions and remittance

On 1 November 2021, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) published an updated charity sector guidance regarding the UK’s…
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Ropes & Gray LLP | Afghanistan, European Union, United Kingdom | 2 Nov 2021

OFSI updates guidance for charities in response to Afghanistan situation

The Office of Foreign Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has updated its financial sanctions guidance for charities and non-government organisations…
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Miller Thomson LLP | Afghanistan, Canada | 21 Oct 2021

Canada’s response to the Taliban in Afghanistan

On April 14, 2021, the United States announced a complete withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021, ending a twenty-year…
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Leigh Day | Afghanistan, United Kingdom | 19 Oct 2021

Afghan women and girls losing decades of hard-fought progress

In times of conflict and crisis, it is the rights of the marginalised that are often first, and worst, affected. Progress that has taken decades to…
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Baker McKenzie | Afghanistan, USA | 5 Oct 2021

OFAC Issues New General Licenses and FAQs for Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

On September 24, 2021, the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued two General Licenses—(i) General License 14…
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