US House of Representatives & Senate pass Hong Kong Autonomy Bill

The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which was approved in the Senate last week (26 June 2020). It authorises sanctions on individuals/entities that “materially contribute” to the contravention of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, and secondary sanctions on financial institutions that conduct “significant transactions” with those designated. The bill was passed in the Senate …

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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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