UK to impose ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions on regimes that imprison journalists and campaigners

The UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced in the week of the UN General Assembly Conference 2019 that the UK will impose ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions on authoritarian regimes that “harass and imprison dissident journalists and campaigners […] with impunity in their own countries”. Mr Raab stated that when the UK leaves the EU, and therefore has autonomy over its sanctions …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

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...

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