UN High Commissioner calls for targeted sanctions on Sri Lankan officials

The UN High Commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called upon states to consider imposing targeted sanctions against “credibly alleged perpetrators of grave human rights violations and abuses in Sri Lanka”. The statement comes in response to a new UN report (27 January 2021), which highlights concerning trends in Sri Lanka, including the appointment to government posts of senior …

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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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