The UK used its new Magnitsky-style law for the first time last week to sanction 47 individuals and two organizations for their alleged involvement in “some of the most notorious human rights violations and abuses in recent years.”… Continue Reading
Four years on, the fallout from the 1MDB scandal continues. A key conspirator has agreed to forfeit up to $900 million in assets. Malaysian investigators just alleged that the country’s ex-premier approached prosecutors and foreign royalty about a cover up.… Continue Reading
In considering external operating risk, it has long been clear that corruption and negative human rights impacts correlate keenly.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Thursday imposed sanctions on five individuals, including at least three Russians, and on a Chechen group for extra-judicial killings and torturing LGBT individuals.… Continue Reading
The man behind the Magnitsky Act denounced the White House for considering swapping him in exchange for U.S. access to a dozen Russians indicted for hacking America’s 2016 presidential election.
Bill Browder called the idea “appalling and atrocious.”… Continue Reading
In a move watched carefully around the world, the United States adopted its first anti-kleptocracy law with extraterritorial reach in 2016.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Chechen to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.
The most prominent name on Wednesday’s list was the head of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.… Continue Reading
The White House sent a letter to Congress pledging a commitment to the “robust and thorough enforcement” of the Global Magnitsky Act.
Congress adopted the Global Magnitsky Act in December 2016.… Continue Reading
A Russian lawyer representing the family of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky suffered serious head injuries after falling from the fourth floor of his apartment building near Moscow.… Continue Reading
The UK House of Commons Tuesday passed legislation that would expand the powers of the government and courts to freeze assets of human rights violators.… Continue Reading