A draft bill that would enable the U.S. government to impose sanctions on corrupt officials and individuals who commit grave human rights violations anywhere in the world will soon get a House floor vote. Members of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a revised version of the bipartisan Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which was endorsed by the Senate in December and is expected to receive final passage later this year. If enacted, the legislation would empower the White House to bar visas for, and order asset freezes on, foreign officials and others suspected of facilitating...
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.