Australia launches inquiry into human rights sanctions regime

Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has announced the launch of a parliamentary inquiry into whether Australia should enact legislation which would impose sanctions on individuals who commit gross human rights abuses. The Chair of the Human Rights Sub-Committee specified that the inquiry would compare Australia’s current regime to other international regimes, particularly the US Magnitsky …


About Michael O'Kane

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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