US House approves Uighur Human Rights Act calling for sanctions on Chinese officials

The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 has been approved in the US House of Representatives (407-1), and will now be passed to the Senate for consideration. The Act calls for the imposition of targeted Magnitsky sanctions against senior Chinese officials, including the Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, who are credibly alleged to be responsible for human rights abuses …

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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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