By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Australia to adopt human rights and corruption sanctions regimes

The Australian Government will adopt amendments to the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011 to include new thematic human rights and corruption-based sanctions criteria, according to the government response to a December 2020 report which recommended the enactment of targeted sanctions legislation (see report and previous post). On 5 August 2021, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne said that the amendments …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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