THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 80, June 2019

Global Magnitsky Sanctions: raising the human rights and anti-corruption bar

With its focus on global human rights and anti-corruption standards, Global Magnitsky Sanctions create the need for businesses to shift to a proactive corporate risk and due diligence strategy so as..

With its focus on global human rights and anti-corruption standards, Global Magnitsky Sanctions create the need for businesses to shift to a proactive corporate risk and due diligence strategy so as to avoid the risk of future entanglements or violations, writes Samantha Sultoon.   The murder of Jamal Khashoggi thrust an otherwise little-known sanctions programme into the spotlight, and cast overdue attention on this important authority – the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (or ‘GloMag’ in sanctions parlance).1 The Trump administration’s 15 November decision to use the GloMag authority to designate 17 Saudi nationals in response to Khashoggi’s killing...

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