New US Executive Order authorises Hong Kong sanctions

President Trump has issued a new Executive Order which signs the Hong Kong Autonomy Act into law. Statement here. The E.O. authorises sanctions (asset freezing measures and a travel ban) to be imposed on people or entities involved in coercing/arresting/detaining/imprisoning individuals under the authority of the Hong Kong national security law, or involved in its adoption/implementation. The E.O. also provides …

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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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