Jersey to freeze funds and assets linked to human rights violations

The decision comes after the UK's Foreign Secretary announced last week that the country would implement the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Funds or assets held in Jersey which are linked to gross human rights violations are to be frozen.

The island has come into line with the UK in making the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing Order. The UK's Foreign Secretary announced last week that the country would be implementing the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020.

It means that any funds or assets designated as human rights violations by the UK's regulations, will also be deemed as being so by Jersey's. The government says it will be similar to how UK terrorist asset-freeze designations have been implemented for many years.

Senator Gorst also added that Jersey already implements all UN and EU sanctions against countries, regimes or individuals believed to be violating international law, including human rights abuses.