Dominic Raab vows to crack down on 'thugs and despots' with sweeping post-Brexit powers

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Dominic Raab vows to crack down on 'thugs and despots' with sweeping post-Brexit powers

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab addressed the House of Commons on the UK becoming a greater force for good in the world post-Brexit. Mr Raab announc

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab addressed the House of Commons on the UK becoming a greater force for good in the world post-Brexit. Mr Raab announced the UK Government’s sanctions against human rights violators. Mr Raab announced that the UK is introducing the UK’s first autonomous sanctions regime which gives them power to impose sanctions on those involved in the worst human rights abuses around the world. 

Mr Raab explained the UK will have the power to deny travel to the UK and freeze assets. 

Mr Raab said: “Today I am proud that under this Prime Minister and Government we make good on our pledges and bring into force the UK’s first autonomous human rights sanctions regime.

“This gives us the power to sanction those involved in the very worst human rights abuses right around the world.”

Mr Raab noted how these sanctions will benefit Britain for its post-Brexit future.

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“These sanctions are a forensic tool and they allow us to target perpetrators without punishing the wider people of a country that may be affected.”

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