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Canadian MP urges targeted sanctions on Kazakhstani prison official

2 December 2021

Canadian MP and freedom fighter Tom Kmiec has appealed for intervention to the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Michael Chong, drawing his attention to gross human rights violations during the detention of the political prisoner Iskander Yerimbetov. Based on the passage of Canada’s Magnitsky legislation, the Canadian MP has urged the Minister to impose targeted sanctions on Azamat Iztleuov, a prison official responsible for continued abuse of human rights in Kazakhstan. Iztleuov has participated in designating certain prisoners for abuse and torture including Yerimbetov. He has also removed the video surveillance equipment from the cell in which Yerimbetov was tortured, and has further denied him the right to counsel and medical treatment.

Osservatorio Diritti: “Kazakhstan: coronavirus is the new instrument of social repression”

31 August 2020

Osservatorio Diritti, an Italian media outlet dedicated to human rights and human rights defenders worldwide, has published an analysis of Kazakhstan’s mismanagement of the pandemic from the perspective of civil society.  The article features interviews with Paola Gaffurini, Advocacy Officer at the Open Dialogue Foundation, Dana Zhanay, Kazakhstani human rights defender and co-founder of Qaharman […]

Magnitsky sanctions against officials misappropriating COVID-19 funds. Appeal to the U.S. government

9 July 2020

ODF joined the appeal of other 23 leading international NGOs to U.S. Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, and Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Terner Mnuchin, addressing human rights and corruption concerns in times of COVID-19 in authoritarian governments.

Letter in support of Global Magnitsky Enforcement

5 May 2020

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to reiterate its support in advancing the implementation and enforcement of Global Magnitsky sanctions in Europe and overseas. Therefore, together with other 50 leading human rights organisations, ODF has signed a series of letters addressed to the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of continued congressional funding for this powerful foreign policy tool.

ODF travels to Rome to relaunch the draft bill for an Italian Magnitsky Law

10 February 2020

On February 6-7, 2020, a delegation of the Open Dialogue Foundation went on a two-days mission to Rome with the aim to relaunch the draft bill for an Italian Magnitsky Law, following a series of events in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate on the matter

ODF & FIDU hosted a second seminar at the Italian Parliament on the Global Magnitsky Act

6 August 2019

On July 24, in Rome, ODF and FIDU organised an event under the title “Human Rights protection and sanctions: towards a Global Magnitsky Act”. The event took place at the conference room of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament and was hosted by Deputy Lia Quartapelle (Democratic Party).

Invitation: Italian Parliament seminar on Global Magnitsky Act

16 July 2019

Upon the initiative of Italian Deputy Lia Quartapelle Procopio, the Italian Federation for Human Rights and ODF invite you to attend the international seminar “International protection of human rights and individual responsibility: Towards an Italian and European Magnitsky legislation”

Stakeholders and CSOs discuss Global Magnitsky Act at Italian Senate

10 May 2019

On Thursday 28 March, 2019, FIDU, ODF, the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty (NRPTT) and the EU–Russian Expert Group on Combating Transborder Corruption organised an international conference on the application of the Magnitsky law, at the premises of the Italian Senate.

“Global Magnitsky Act gathered lawmakers and victims of human rights abuses in PACE”

30 April 2019

On the occasion of the PACE Spring session 2019, the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) and the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) organised a side-event on the Magnitsky legislation at the premises of the Council of Europe, Palais.

Event: The Impact Of The Magnitsky Law On The Protection Of Human Rights. Testimonies From Different Countries

4 April 2019

The Open Dialogue Foundation and the Italian Federation for Human Rights are pleased to invite you to a side-event on the application of the Magnitsky law, which will be held on Tuesday, 9 April 2019, from 13.00 to 14.00, room 14 (ground floor), at the premises of the Council of Europe, Palais.

ODF pressures U.S. Congress for Global Magnitsky Act

3 April 2019

ODF joins over 40 human rights organizations in urging the U.S. Congress to increase funding for enforcing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

New tools to defend human rights worldwide: The Global Magnitsky Act and its application in the European context

25 March 2019

Upon the initiative of Italian Senator Roberto Rampi, the Italian Federation for Human Rights, Open Dialogue Foundation, the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty and the EU-Russian Expert Group on Combating Transborder Corruption are pleased to invite you to an event.

OSCE PA Annual Session in Berlin: delegation discusses endangered democracy in Moldova, and civil liberties and human rights in Kazakhstan

17 July 2018

On the occasion of the Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly held in Berlin between 7 and 11 July 2018, a delegation of human rights and civil activists led by ODF presented their reports and made their appeals to members of different national delegations.

Involvement of the Russian officials included in the ‘Magnitsky list’ in other politically motivated criminal proceedings in Russia

9 May 2016

On 27 April, 2016, a discussion on the case of Sergei Magnitsky, Russian anti-corruption whistle-blower and lawyer who died in custody in Moscow, in 2009, after having exposed a tax fraud of $230 million, took place at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Open Dialog at the Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Awards 2015 to commemorate the brave Russian lawyer

18 November 2015

6 years ago, Sergei Magnitsky was dying tortured and beaten to death in a Russian prison. He had been arrested after having uncovered a large-scale corruption scandal, involving high-level Russian officials.