By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US Senate approves Uighur Human Rights Policy Act

The US Senate has passed the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, which would authorise sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban) on Chinese officials determined to be responsible for human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur region (XAR) in China. Abuses constituting sanctionable conduct under the Act include the torture, cruel/inhumane/degrading treatment, causing disappearance or mass detention, or denial …

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

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