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A Joint Statement Upon the Establishment of China Human Rights Accountability Center

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 in Global Magnitsky Act, International Relations, News, Publications | Comments Off on A Joint Statement Upon the Establishment of China Human Rights Accountability Center

A Joint Statement Upon the Establishment of China Human Rights Accountability Center January 10, 2017   On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed into law “The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.” The law authorizes the U.S. president to levy sanctions against foreign nationals who engage in the following acts: significant corruption, extrajudicial killings, torture, violation of international human rights covenants, and persecution of those who expose government corruption or seek to defend internationally recognized human rights. The mechanisms it provides to the president to carry out such sanctions include prohibiting or revoking U.S. entry visas or other entry documentation;freezing and prohibiting U.S. property transactions of an individual if such property and property interests are in the United States, come within the United States, or are in or come within the control of a U.S. person or entity.  ...

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IFC Statement on Passage of Global Magnitsky Act

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in Global Magnitsky Act, Highlights, News, Publications | Comments Off on IFC Statement on Passage of Global Magnitsky Act

Initiatives for China (IFC a.k.a Citizen Power for China) applauds the final passage of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act by Congress, which will allow the president to deny U.S. visas and freeze U.S.-based assets of any individual human rights abusers and corrupt  officials in the world.   IFC believes this paradigm shift will significantly strengthen and enhance the enforcement of international human rights laws, and give a powerful tool for global human rights activists fighting against authoritarian regimes and hold any human rights abusers accountable.   In the celebration of the Global Magnitsky Act’s historic passage, we would like to extend our deep gratitude and appreciation to Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), John McCain (R-AZ) , Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) for their leadership and their hard work. We also want to thank Mr. Bill...

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U.S. Senate Passes Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 in Global Magnitsky Act, News | Comments Off on U.S. Senate Passes Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Senate passes Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. Now the Act is held at House of Representatives. 114th Congress 1st Session S. 284 AN ACT To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,  SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act”. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) FOREIGN PERSON.—The term “foreign person” means a person that is not a United States person. (2) PERSON.—The term “person” means an individual or entity. (3) UNITED STATES PERSON.—The term “United States person” means— (A) a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the United States; or (B) an entity organized...

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