Fighting Impunity: First-ever comprehensive manual on using Magnitsky Act sanctions

Today, 15 January, Safeguard Defenders released "Fighting Impunity: A guide on how civil society can use Magnitsky Acts to sanction human rights violators". This comprehensive manual, aimed at civil society, is the first of its kind and provides step by step instructions on how to file recommendations for sanctions on perpetrators of gross human rights violations.

Two different editions of the manual can be downloadedas pdf files here (scroll to the end). A hardcopy, A4 full-color book edition is available on Amazon worldwide as well. You can also find the template form for filing recommendations here

This manual has been made possible due to significant support from a variety of sectors. To ensure strong feedback, all interviewees have been offered full anonymity, ranging from diplomats, government officials, those involved in drafting or developing the legislative texts, and members of the international NGO community working with Magnitsky Act sanctioning. Due to this, this manual offers not only the procedural step by step method for how civil society can interact with Magnitsky sanctioning, but also the political realities behind how it actually works and what works best.

The Chinese language edition is set for release in May, with Vietnamese and Farsi editions coming in the summer. Preliminary work has also begun to create localized Tibetan, Burmese, and Uyghur language editions. 



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