UN Special Rapporteur for food calls for immediate sanctions relief

Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, has called for the immediate lifting of sanctions on Syria, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba and Zimbabwe, as such measures “severely undermine the ordinary citizens’ fundamental right to sufficient and adequate food” in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Special Rapporter issued a statement saying that countries under unilateral economic sanctions are …

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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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