US issues new Executive Order authorising sanctions on Myanmar military

US President Joe Biden has issued a new Executive Order (E.O.), in response to the military coup that took place in Myanmar on 1 February 2021. The purpose of the E.O. is to “hold to account those responsible for unjustly arresting and detaining government leaders, politicians, human rights defenders, journalists, and religious leaders; rejecting the will of the people of …

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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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