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Develop Magnitsky-style sanctions to tackle human rights abusers

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We will further develop an independent Magnitsky-style sanctions regime to tackle human rights abusers head on.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.53

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to develop Magnitsky-style laws that allow the British government to sanction foreign individuals and organisations that have committed serious human rights violations.
  • The government has created the Global Human Rights sanction regime under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 which gives it powers to impose asset freezes and travel bans on persons who are believed to have been involved in torture, slavery or violations of the right to life.
  • The regime came into force on 6 July 2020 and since that date many individuals and organisations have been sanctioned. This policy is ‘done’.

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