By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

UK imposes first human rights sanctions

The UK has published its first autonomous sanctions regime, imposing asset freezes and travel bans on 47 people and 2 entities whom the Government has reasonable grounds to suspect have been involved in serious violations of human rights. The regulations (which come into force today) are the UK Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020, made under the Sanctions and Money …

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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...

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