New Magnitsky Sanctions Expand Enforcement Authority
By Peter Feldman, Michelle Shapiro, Jason Silverman and Michael ZolandzJanuary 9, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
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. 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.
As with other U.S. sanctions programs, United States persons (defined, as in other sanctions programs, as U.S. citizens, permanent residents, entities organized...