Towards a new accountability? EU adds to growing momentum behind ‘Magnitsky acts’

by Louis Mason, Universal Rights Group Asuntos contemporáneos y emergentes, Blog, Blog, Más allá del Consejo

On 9th December, the day before International Human Rights Day, EU foreign ministers took the historic decision to begin work on an EU-wide ‘Magnitsky act.’ The decision came just over a year after the Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok, gave a landmark speech to his European counterparts in which he drew attention to the crucial importance of accountability for serious human …

Magnitsky acts and the future of accountability for violations of international human rights law: An interview with Bill Browder

by the URG team and Ben Greenacre, Universal Rights Group Asuntos contemporáneos y emergentes, Blog, Blog, Instituciones, procesos y mecanismos de derechos humanos internacionales, Más allá del Consejo

Since the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow jail cell in 2009, US financier turned anti-corruption activist Bill Browder has led an almost one man crusade to strengthen national legal frameworks and responses to alleged gross violations of human rights and/or cases of grand corruption (which are linked to serious human rights violations ). Over the intervening ten years, Mr Browder’s determination and …

El futuro de la rendición de cuentas en materia de derechos humanos se acerca – Las leyes de Magnitsky se mueven hacia el centro del escenario en los Estados Unidos y Europa.

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group and Ben Greenacre, Universal Rights Group Asuntos contemporáneos y emergentes, Blog, Blog, Más allá del Consejo

El asesinato extrajudicial del columnista del Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi en el consulado de Arabia Saudita en Turquía, y la reacción internacional al mismo, bien podrían representar un momento decisivo en la evolución de los sistemas de responsabilidad internacional por violaciones graves de derechos humanos. Específicamente, la respuesta de Estados Unidos a dicho asesinato está siendo moldeada (o, desde la …