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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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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