By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Swiss Council of States blocks autonomous sanctions legislation

The Swiss Council of States last week (19 September 2022) blocked an amendment to the Federal Act on the Implementation of International Sanctions that would have allowed Switzerland to impose autonomous sanctions on those who have ordered or committed violations of international humanitarian law or international human rights law. The amendment had been passed by the National Council in June. …

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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