Magnitsky Month 2023
Monday, Nov 20 - Thursday, Nov 30, 2023
Virtually | Zoom Webinar Series
Human Rights First and our partners in the targeted human rights and anti-corruption sanctions coalition lead “Magnitsky Month” to advocate for the expanded and improved multilateral use of Magnitsky-style sanctions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the European Union. The month includes these public events:
November 20, 10:00 am EST
This Magnitsky Month, Human Rights First and its partners will publish a new framework for evaluating the impact of targeted human rights and anti-corruption sanctions. Led by REDRESS, the report features a series of case studies using the framework to illustrate the various impacts of these forms of sanctions and drawing on the perspectives of civil society partners. This is one of the first frameworks to consider the impact of Magnitsky-style sanctions not just on perpetrators of serious human rights violations and corruption but also on survivors and communities affected by these actions and on government actions in response. The case studies include U.S., UK, EU, or Canadian sanctions in response to specific violations occurring in Bangladesh, Belarus, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Paraguay, and Ukraine.
This moderated discussion with human rights experts will delve into the real-world impact of Magnitsky sanctions and how governments can improve the use of sanctions in advancing human rights and combatting corruption around the world.
- Olivia Dehnavi, Advocacy Officer at REDRESS
- Natalie Lucas, Legal Officer at REDRESS
- Amanda Strayer, Supervising Staff Attorney at Human Rights First
- Tika Tsertsvadze, Senior Policy Analyst at Open Society Foundations
- Chloe Zoeller, Program Manager at Pan American Development Foundation