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UK’s New Human Rights Sanctions Offer Tool to Curb Abuse

Click to expand Image The Union Flag flies near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 7, 2017. © 2017 Reuters This week’s launch of the United Kingdom’s human rights sanctions regime offers victims a chance to see a measure of justice for the harms they suffered. Yet to be effective, it’s vital they are used fairly and consistently. The sanctions, which freeze assets of human rights abusers and ban them from entering the UK, will apply to government officials and private individuals engaged in serious abuses including killing, torture, and forced labor, and in some cases,…

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