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The Open Dialogue Foundation Signs Letter Urging U.S. Congress to Reauthorise Global Magnitsky Act

23 March 2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation and 57 other NGOs urge the U.S. Congress to address Russian crimes in Ukraine by supporting a robust reauthorisation of the Global Magnitsky Act of 2016. On 23 March 2022, a number of nongovernmental organisations wrote to leaders in the United States Congress urging a reauthorisation of the Global Magnitsky Human […]

ODF amongst the organisations who call on the EU to sanction human rights abusers in Turkey

22 December 2020

On 15 December 2020, The Open Dialogue Foundation signed a joint statement together with 10 other NGOs demanding relevant bodies of the EU to examine the current situation in Turkey in the context of the Global Human Rights Sanction regime and to impose sanctions on those who violate human rights in the country. The Arrested Lawyers Initiative, a volunteer organisation defending prosecuted lawyers and human rights defenders, initiated the joint statement.

ODF’s recommendations on the adoption of Magnitsky-style sanctions in Australian legislation

21 April 2020

ODF is a long-standing promoter and advocate of the Global Magnitsky Act. Hence, as a response to the inquiry into whether Australia should examine the use of targeted sanctions to address human rights abuses, ODF submitted its recommendations with the aim of encouraging the adoption of Magnitsky-style sanctions in the national legislation. Our submission, authored by ODF’s team, is available on the Parliament’s website, after becoming an official document of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Human Rights sub-committee.

The Open Dialogue Foundation supports the adoption of Australian legislation comparable to the Global Magnitsky Act

3 February 2020

Despite the fact that we do not deal directly with issues related to religious freedom, we consider it to be one of the fundamental human rights. That is why we supported activists from non-governmental organisations, associated in the American group called International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, which sent a letter to the Australian Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on the adoption of legislation comparable to the Global Magnitsky Act.

Affari Internazionali: “Magnitsky Act: towards the international protection of human rights”

23 August 2019

The adoption of the so-called “Magnitsky Act”, in Italy and at the European Union level, and the possible developments of its implementation have been discussed at a conference recently hosted by the Chamber of Deputies.

Communiqué of the 3rd seminar of the “Truth, Justice and Reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine, in association with the EU” Commission

11 June 2019

The third seminar of the Commission “Truth, Justice and Reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine, in association with the European Union”, which took place from June 2 to 5, 2019, in the city of Caen, brought together researchers and representatives of civil society from Ukraine, Russia and EU.

“MEPs call for EU Magnitsky Act to impose sanctions on human rights abusers”

14 March 2019

On 14 March 2019, in Strasbourg, MEPs voted in favour of an EU human rights sanctions regime, following a proposal by the Dutch government in November 2018 and voted unanimously by the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council in December last year. The resolution was adopted by wide majority, 447 to 70.

PACE Members: “Assistance funds for the judiciary in Kazakhstan: need for an audit”

13 February 2019

During the 2019 Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, PACE members touched upon various different issues of global interest, from problems of objectivity to media freedom and legal tools to enable the Council of Europe’s governments to adopt sanctions programmes.

Forbes: The Magnitsky Law Is Taking Over The European Union

11 December 2018

As a long-standing promoter and advocate of the Global Magnitsky Act, ODF warmly welcomes the news that, on December 10, 2018 the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs voted unanimously in favour of an EU-wide sanctions regime, based on a proposal submitted by the Dutch government.

Open letter from non-governmental organizations in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime

6 December 2018

The Open Dialogue Foundation is among the organisations who joined the appeal to support the adoption of a Global Magnitsky Act at the EU level.

The European Magnitsky Act as a way to counter impunity for human rights violations in the world

5 December 2018

Representatives of the governments of all 28 EU countries gathered in the Hague in order to discuss the Netherlands’ proposal to adopt, within the EU, of a joint legal mechanism that would allow the imposition of personal sanctions on persons involved in gross violations of human rights.

Putin’s Dirty Game in the U.S. Congress

18 May 2016

The Kremlin wants to get rid of the Magnitsky Act, which fingers some of its state-approved gangsters, and it’s using desperately needy children as pawns.

The Open Dialog Foundation supports the Global Magnitsky Act

17 March 2015

17 March 2015 – The Open Dialog Foundation expresses its full support for the “Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act” (S.284/H.R.624).