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Second Reading Speeches

Human Rights (Targeted Sanctions) Bill 2021

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
RICE, Sen Janet
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
46

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Summary

The bill: provides for either House of Parliament, or certain parliamentary committees, to request the minister to table a statement on whether autonomous sanctions will be applied to persons that are responsible for serious human rights abuses or corruption; requires the minister to table in both Houses a statement on whether autonomous sanctions will be applied to certain persons responsible for the coup in Myanmar in 2021; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act.

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