Government invites views on post-Brexit sanctions bill in Commons

The Government is inviting submissions on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that is currently making its way through Parliament. The Bill is intended to allow the UK to operate its own sanctions policy following Brexit and continue to implement UN sanctions – currently the majority of its sanctions originate in or are implemented through the EU’s sanctions framework.

The Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons this week and has now been sent to a Public Bill Committee, which will meet for the first time on Tuesday 27 February. Submissions to the committee should be emailed to scrutiny@parliament.uk, and the committee’s press release is here.

The House of Commons has published a briefing paper on the Bill, updated explanatory notes, and a transcript of the Bill’s second reading is available here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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