By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

House of Lords debate on human rights sanctions

On 2 March 2020, the UK House of Lords had a debate on the UK’s autonomous global human rights sanctions regime.  The Minister (Lord Ahmad) said the UK would soon lay secondary legislation providing for that regime, which would allow the UK to impose sanctions in response to serious human rights violations or abuses across the globe. The debate considered …

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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...

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