Dr. Dini SEJKO has published a co-authored article “Challenging UN Security Council – and International Criminal Court – Requested Asset Freezes in Domestic Courts: Views from the United Kingdom and Italy” with Daley Birkett in the Israel Law Review (Cambridge University Press).
The article analyses attempts by the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), the sovereign wealth fund of Libya, to challenge the domestic implementation of asset-freezing measures requested by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the United Kingdom (UK) and Italy. The article scrutinises how these measures were incorporated into the legal orders of the UK and Italy before analysing how the LIA has challenged these actions in the Italian courts and those of England and Wales. In so doing, it aims to demonstrate that domestic courts offer additional fora in which individuals (and entities) might seek to enforce the legal protection to which they are entitled when faced with their assets having been frozen by states at the request of the UNSC and/or the ICC.
Read the article here.