UK asks UN and EU for further Russian sanctions

Theresa MayThe UK, US, France, Germany and Canada issued a joint statement today saying that they had full confidence in the UK’s assessment that the Salisbury chemical weapons attack was carried out by Russian military intelligence and approved at a senior government level. The statement was issued just before a UN Security Council meeting at which the UK is expected to put the case for further sanctions against Russia. Theresa May has also said she will “push for new EU sanctions regimes against those responsible for cyber attacks and gross human rights violations”. Russia has denied involvement in the attack.

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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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