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Uyghur Act draws China outrage

Uyghur Act draws China outrage

Legislation allows for sanctions on Chinese officials for their role in the oppression of ethnic and Muslim minorities by the Chinese government.

Proposed Hong Kong Human Rights Act heads to Trump’s desk

Proposed Hong Kong Human Rights Act heads to Trump’s desk

‘[T]he U.S. must send a strong message that we stand with those peacefully advocating for freedom and the rule of law.’

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House acts against Turkey

The Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act would impose ‘sanctions and various restrictions related to Turkey's military invasion of northern Syria’.

US and Gulf States take aim at Iran’s Basij and Hezbollah

Designations are ‘focused on entities supporting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s regional proxy, Hizballah’.

US urges Japan and Korea to stick with GSOMIA

Comments echo widespread international concern over dispute between the two countries.

EU updates control list

EU updates control list

November, 2019

Majority of changes result from amendments agreed at the Wassenaar Arrangement.

UK updates Military OGEL

UK updates Military OGEL

November, 2019

OGEL covers certain military exports and is restricted to low-risk destinations.

Ringing the changes: MTCR publishes updated Control List

Changes come with a call to ‘support the non-proliferation aims of the Regime by observing its Guidelines’.

US senators unveil Turkey sanctions proposal

‘Most Members of Congress believe it would be wrong to abandon the Kurds.’

UN Security Council consensus vacuum prompts Kiwi catch-all

‘Limiting the scope of our catch-all controls to countries under a UN arms embargo is no longer sufficient.’

GE settles alleged Cuba violations

OFAC: fine was reduced because violations were voluntarily self-disclosed and constituted a non-egregious case.

Chinese companies added to Entity List for Uighur abuse role

BIS: ‘These entities have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses.’

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