The UK, US, France, Germany and Canada issued a joint statement today saying that they had full confidence in the UK’s assessment that the Salisbury chemical weapons attack was carried out by Russian military intelligence and approved at a senior government level. The statement was issued just before a UN Security Council meeting at which the UK is expected to put the case for further sanctions against Russia. Theresa May has also said she will “push for new EU sanctions regimes against those responsible for cyber attacks and gross human rights violations”. Russia has denied involvement in the attack.
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 rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...See profile for Maya Lester QC >