US lifts sanctions on Burma/Myanmar

As foreshadowed, President Obama has ended the national emergency declared in respect of Burma/Myanmar, lifting the sanctions that first came into force in 1997 in response to a “pattern of severe repression” by the Burmese regime (see previous blog). The Executive Order states that “Burma’s substantial advances to promote democracy… the release of many political prisoners, and greater enjoyment of...

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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