By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

UN High Commissioner concerns about sanctions impact

At the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on 16 September 2021, Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, called for governments to reassess and re-evaluate their use of sanctions. She: Noted the negative impact of over-broad sanctions on civilians not responsible for improper conduct, and the lack of due process in imposing sanctions; Said punitive restrictions on …

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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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