By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US introduces sanctions for hostage-takers & wrongful detention

On 19 July 2022, US President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) “Bolstering Efforts To Bring Hostages and Wrongfully Detained United States Nationals Home” (also here), which provides for the imposition of sanctions on those found to be responsible for / complicit in the hostage-taking of a US national, or their wrongful detention abroad. Those determined to have assisted / supported …

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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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