Russia to impose reciprocal measures after UK human rights sanctions

President Putin’s press spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has announced that countermeasures will be taken in response to the UK’s designation of 25 Russian officials said to have contributed to the death of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky under the UK’s Global Human Rights sanctions regime (see post). Mr Peskov said that: “we can only regret such unfriendly steps. Of course, the principle of …

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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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