By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Australian human rights and corruption sanctions bill introduced to Senate

On 3 August 2021, Australian Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching introduced the International Human Rights and Corruption (Magnitsky Sanctions) Bill 2021 to the Senate. If enacted, the proposed legislation would empower the Australian government to impose targeted sanctions to address human rights violations and serious corruption, similar to US and UK regimes. It comes 8 months after the Joint Standing Committee …

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About Maya Lester KC

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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