Kevin Cuddy: From non-proliferation to human rights – the evolution of export controls and sanctions

26 January 2021

Human rights concerns are now a mainstream export control and sanctions compliance concern in the European Union, the United States and elsewhere. Where some were tempted to see early Magnitsky Act designations as tokenistic expressions of disapproval, human rights issues now inform a vast swathe of recent legislative initiatives, regulatory changes and licensing policy decisions. This evolution of export controls and sanctions is affecting the export of technology, import of products and end-user due diligence.

In his presentation, Kevin Cuddy, a Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive in IBM’s Export Regulation Office, will take stock of this sweeping change, the due diligence requirements that it demands, and what may be coming next.