New Magnitsky Sanctions Expand Enforcement Authority

Law360, New York (January 9, 2018, 3:00 PM EST) -- On Dec. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13818, implementing sanctions under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.[1] Expanding on the similarly named "Magnitsky Sanctions," which target human rights violators and corruption in Russia, the Global Magnitsky Sanctions program targets non-U.S. individuals and entities that the U.S. believes have engaged in human rights abuses or "corruption" anywhere in the world.[2]

As with other U.S. sanctions programs, United States persons (defined, as in other sanctions programs, as U.S. citizens, permanent residents, entities organized in the U.S. [including foreign branches] and any person in the U.S.) may not engage...

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