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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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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...