UK & Canada impose sanctions on Belarus officials & Lukashenko

The UK has imposed sanctions (asset freezing measures and a travel ban) on 8 Belarusian officials, including Alexander Lukashenko and his son, under the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 (SI 680/2020). The measures have been imposed in response to human rights violations including “the torture and mistreatment of hundreds of peaceful protestors in custody”, and the arrest and forcible …

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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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