UK adds 11 to human rights sanctions including Russians for Chechen violations & Jammeh, former President of Gambia

Today (10 December 2020, International Human Rights Day) the UK has listed 10 officials and 1 entity for “egregious human rights violations” in Russia, Venezuela, Gambia, and Pakistan, under the UK’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 (SI 680/2020). The UK now has 57 people and entities on its human rights regime; this is the third set of designations since …

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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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