The House of Commons on Tuesday unanimously backed new powers for investigators to seize property and other domestic assets from blacklisted human rights abusers anywhere in the world, putting the United Kingdom on course to become the third country to adopt such a measure.
A bipartisan group of 10 senators unveiled legislation Tuesday that would require the U.S. Treasury Department to establish a "high level task force" to focus exclusively on tracking and stopping Russian money laundering operations.
A proposal that would empower U.K. officials to blacklist human rights abusers anywhere in the world and confiscate their assets may be scuppered by the government's reluctance to impose new responsibilities on banks ahead of Brexit, a British parliamentarian said Tuesday.
Although the grandson of a former head of the Communist Party USA, Bill Browder isn't exactly beloved by Russian officials, even those professing nostalgia for the Soviet Union's supposedly golden days.
The White House is unlikely to back a bill that would expand a Russia sanctions program to target corrupt officials and human rights abusers worldwide, lawmakers and congressional witnesses said Wednesday.
The United States Monday blacklisted two high-ranking Chechen officials and two Russians for their alleged roles in the torture of a Chechen activist and the death of Moscow attorney Sergei Magnitsky.
The Obama administration is "actively" considering designating Russians linked to the invasion of Ukraine under a 2012 human rights law, according to a U.S. State Department official.