UK House of Commons Briefing Paper on coronavirus & sanctions

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper on coronavirus and sanctions. It considers the claim that sanctions impede the fight against the pandemic and the calls for sanctions relief by humanitarian groups. The paper looks at the humanitarian exemptions to sanctions, and the ability of INSTEX and the Swiss payment mechanism to facilitate humanitarian exports.

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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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