UK’s Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime Releases Guidance for NGOs
The Global Anti-Corruption (GAC) sanctions regime was established on 26 April 2021 via The Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021. The GAC sanctions regime allows the UK government to impose sanctions in response to serious corruption around the world. The regime is not intended to target individual countries, but individuals or organisations involved in serious corruption.
The UK has a range of autonomous sanctions regimes, each with a different purpose and a different geographical or thematic scope. Anyone considering sending information to the FCDO concerning possible designations should consider which sanctions regime is most relevant