House of Commons committee discusses sanctions in new report on autocracies

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has published a report (4 November 2019) called ‘A cautious embrace: defending democracies in an age of autocracies’ saying (among other things) that sanctions are an important foreign policy tool in relation to autocracies and calling on the Government again to impose sanctions in relation to autocratic regimes such as China and Russia, to implement the changes proposed in the Committee’s previous report on sanctions, and to explain why it has not used Magnitsky-style sanctions yet, what the criteria for designation will be, and how the UK is seeking to coordinate with the EU on human rights sanctions.

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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