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 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act would broaden the scope of the 2012 Sergei Magnitsky Act, which bans individuals involved in the detention and 2009 death of anti-corruption Muscovite lawyer Sergei Magnitsky from traveling to the United States or holding U.S. bank accounts. First proposed in 2014, the measure was re-introduced in January by Rep. Chris Smith (D-NJ) and now counts 38 cosponsors. A companion bill in the...
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.
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.
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.
A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that would empower the White House to blacklist corrupt foreign officials and individuals responsible for human rights abuses worldwide.