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Targeted Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Sanctions (Global Magnitsky)

Targeted Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Sanctions (Global Magnitsky)

Targeted sanctions like those authorized under the Global Magnitsky Act and similar programs can hold accountable the world’s worst human rights abusers and corrupt actors.

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April 12, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a yearlong advocacy campaign by Human Rights First and Freedom House, the organizations welcomed the permanent reauthorization of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights...
March 24, 2022 By Mike Breen and Mike Abramowitz In recent weeks, the world has once again been confronted with the horrifying reality of war and witnessed shocking crimes in Ukraine. Searing images – like the...
May 12, 2021 by Sarah Allis and Joy Hammer   The U.S. government uses its Global Magnitsky targeted sanctions program in a primarily confrontational manner, i.e., to condemn and check abuses in...
July 09, 2020 WASHINGTON — Human Rights First today welcomed announcements by the U.S. government that it had implemented targeted sanctions against four Chinese government officials and one Chinese government...
March 29, 2019 Washington, D.C.—On March 28, a group of 40 human rights, democracy, and anti-corruption organizations and experts led by Human Rights First and Freedom House...

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Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced a fact sheet to explain how Global Magnitsky sanctions have helped protect international religious freedom – because the Trump administration's...
Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced this fact sheet to explain how the “serious human rights abuse” standard has allowed the Global Magnitsky sanctions program to be an effective but...
Talking Points | March 01, 2022
What are sanctions, and why are they being used or proposed in this crisis?  The word “sanctions” broadly describes a range of coercive measures usually aimed at changing behavior, either by...
| December 02, 2021
Dear Members of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: On behalf of Human Rights First, it is a privilege to write you on the question of whether Australia should...
Testimony | January 26, 2021
In a hearing before the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights, Human Rights First Senior Vice President for Policy Rob Berschinski outlined recommendations for Members of the European...