By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

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 …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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