“The regulation will allow us to impose travel bans and asset freezes against those involved in serious human rights violations,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“They include, first, the right to life, threatened with assassination and extrajudicial murder, second, the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and third, the right not to not be subject to slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labor. ”
He added: “Today this government and this House are sending a very clear message on behalf of the British people that those who have blood on their hands, the thugs of the despots, the thug of the dictators will not be free to waltz in this country to buy property on King’s Road, to do their Christmas shopping in Knightsbridge or frankly to siphon dirty money through British banks or other financial institutions.
In response, Lisa Nandy, the shadow Minister of Labor, said that the UK has been a “refuge” for those who use corruption, torture and murder for their own ends.
“Today I hope sends a strong message that the UK is not their home and that their dirty money is not welcome here,” said Ms. Nandy.
She also insisted on the transparency and scope of the measures, adding that it was necessary to consider corruption as it goes hand in hand with human rights violations.