A French-Syrian legal team to confront the Caesar Act in US courts

Global sympathy began to witness in Syria day after day against the background of Washington’s imposition of coercive measures through what has become known as the “Caesar Act”, targeting the Syrian people in their living capacity, to complement the effects of the war that was waged on them nine years ago, and with it the economic developments imposed by the Coronavirus.

French human rights defenders, in solidarity with the Syrian people, arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, a few days ago, to discuss with their Syrian counterparts the legal measures that should be taken in light of international laws through which Washington can condemn and deter this “Caesar Act” recently approved by the US administration.

During his meeting with former Syrian Minister of Justice Najm al Ahmad, the head of the French human rights delegation, Arnaud Develay, explained to Russian Sputnik news agency, that “the Israeli lobby is the one who pushed for the Caesar Act, ”stressing that it is not considered a law and does not derive any legitimacy from the United Nations, as it is outside Regarding international laws and applied only by the United States, according to which the Syrian government is prevented from commercial, financial, economic, etc. transactions, and he added that Washington applies sanctions not only to Syria, but to several other countries as well, despite the UN Security Council’s lack of approval for this procedure.

On the French role in accepting the sanctions on Syria and participating in imposing them, Develay said.

“France is not a sovereign country and it follows the footsteps of the Zionist lobbies.

It is also a captive of the United States and its decisions, such as what happened with the Peugeot car company and the BNB bank.

They cannot open branches for them in Iran and bypass the American sanctions imposed by what Washington is practicing.

From exploitation and extortion of the right of European countries.

Develay stated that “he came to Syria, declaring his solidarity and his readiness to provide legal means to support the Syrian people against the Caesar Act, stressing that this unjust law is not for the sake of the Syrian people, as the US administration claims, but is of a political character par excellence.

The solutions are political because the law does not affect Syria as much as it affects neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Iraq and all the countries of the axis of resistance in addition to Russia, which calls for filing lawsuits within the United States in the Supreme Constitutional Court to object to this law and say that it is an illegal law, and not Conforms to the principles of the United Nations and international law”.

For his part, the former Syrian Minister of Justice, Najm al Ahmad, told Sputnik: “What is known as the Caesar Act, although it may be called a (law), is in violation of international law and confiscates the Security Council’s authority to impose economic sanctions under Article 41 of the United Nations Charter Law”, explaining that it “also contradicts the legislative policy that is followed in any country in terms of implementing legislation within the state’s borders and not being applicable outside it”.

al Ahmad added, “This law comes for purely political goals in the name of protecting civilians, while it primarily targets civilians, especially the elderly, women and children, indicating that Washington aims through it to gain a political card against Syria and its allied countries, especially Russia, Iran and China”.

The “Caesar Act”, drawn up by the US administration, entered into force at the beginning of last June in light of the Coronavirus pandemic afflicting the world, which exacerbated the difficulties faced by the Syrian government in dealing with the virus, and the law approved by the US Senate in December stipulates Last year, 2019, to impose stifling economic sanctions on the Syrian government, and to pursue individuals, groups, and the countries that deal with it.

It is noteworthy that the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zaspkin, confirmed earlier that “the blockade imposed by the Caesar Act is part of the approach of successive US administrations by influencing through sanctions they have used for decades, against Russia, Venezuela, Cuba and Iran, and it is always the essence of these.

The idea is to starve the people, noting that this law is broad and comprehensive, and affects parties other than Syria, as it targets foreign companies.

He added, “This law is a preemptive battle against the possibility of restoring relations by any Western or Arab party with Damascus, and the reconstruction process comes first”.