President Trump signs Uighur Act into law

President Donald Trump has signed into law the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, which authorises sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban) against Chinese officials for the “systematic use of indoctrination camps, forced labour and intrusive surveillance to eradicate the ethnic identity and beliefs of Uighurs and other minority populations” in the Xinjiang Uighur region in China. See post for …

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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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