Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act


The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act authorizes the president of the United States to block or revoke the visas of certain “foreign persons” (both individuals and entities) or to impose property sanctions on them. People can be sanctioned (a) if they are responsible for or acted as an agent for someone responsible for “extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights,” or (b) if they are government officials or senior associates of government officials complicit in “acts of significant corruption.”

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