By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

USA enacts new Venezuela sanctions

On 18 December 2014, US President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that allows the US government to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials who are alleged to have violated protestors’ rights. The Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 targets current and former Venezuelan officials who directed “significant acts of violence or serious human rights...

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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