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Law Society written evidence to the JCHR on the human rights implications of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

22 March 2018

This evidence highlights some of the human rights deficiencies in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill.

As it currently stands, the Bill provides broad powers to ministers, and the ability to make substantial changes to the regulatory regime and scope of serious criminal offences through secondary legislation. This opens up the possibility of infringements to the rights of sanctioned persons to due process and access to justice.