Episode 19: Disabling the Enablers of Sanctions Circumvention

In this episode, host Tom Keatinge, CFS Director, is joined by Justyna Gudzowska, CFS Associate Fellow, and Tom Stocks, Senior Investigative Journalist at the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.

They discuss their recently published paper ‘Disabling the Enablers of Sanctions Circumvention,’ the threat of frivolous lawsuits aimed at silencing independent, critical journalism, and why anonymous shell companies and trusts are the preferred tools of professional enablers to help their sanctioned clients.

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Disabling the Enablers of Sanctions Circumvention

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Tom Keatinge

Director, CFS

Centre for Finance and Security

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Justyna Gudzowska

Associate Fellow

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