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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.

“Human Rights protection and sanctions: towards a Global Magnitsky Act” – joint event of ODF and FIDU

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).

PACE Members: Sanctions must be maintained and “Magnitsky laws” applied in response to human rights violations in Russian-Federation-occupied Crimea

16 April 2019

On the occasion of the PACE, 29 members from different national delegations (e.g. France, Belgium, UK, Poland, Italy etc.) and political groups signed a written declaration “Sanctions must be maintained and “Magnitsky laws” applied in response to human rights violations in the RF occupied Crimea”

PACE Members: “Magnitsky laws” sanctions must be imposed in response to political prosecution in Kazakhstan

15 April 2019

During the Spring session of the PACE, 22 members signed a written declaration under the title “Magnitsky laws sanctions must be imposed in response to political prosecution in Kazakhstan” tabled by André Gattolin, the French senator and member of the French delegation to the Council of Europe

“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.

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.

#SaveCouncilOfEurope campaign success. Sanctions on Russia to be maintained

17 October 2018

The sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will not be lifted. On October 9, a draft resolution that aimed to create conditions conducive to Russia’s return to this institution was rejected.

EU personal sanctions for the prosecution of Ukrainian citizens: one step closer

16 March 2017

On 16 March, 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the situation in occupied Crimea. The resolution calls on the Russian government to immediately and unconditionally release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

“The Minsk Agreements, EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions” – debate event at the EP

21 October 2016

On Wednesday, 19 October 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation in cooperation with the biggest political groups in the European Parliament organized a debate event on “The Minsk Agreements, EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions”, in Brussels.

Debate event at the European Parliament on “The Minsk Agreements, EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions

21 October 2016

On Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation in cooperation with the biggest political groups in the European Parliament organized a debate event on “The Minsk Agreements, EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions”, in Brussels.

The Minsk Agreements. EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions

18 October 2016

Join us on 19 October in the European Parliament, room PHS 5B001, for an event co-organised by Petras Auštrevičius, Michał Boni, Ana Gomes, Rebecca Harms, Charles Tannock and Fundacja Otwarty Dialog dedicated to the Minsk Agreements and the role of sanctions in the EU-Russia relations.

“INTERPOL and Russia – time for sanctions?” – The Red Notice Law Journal on the ODF’s statement

5 June 2016

The Open Dialogue Foundation released a statement on May 9 regarding the involvement of Russian officials in the ‘Magnitsky list’ who are also involved in other politically motivated criminal proceedings in Russia – the Red Notice Law Journal informed.

Sanctions as per the ‘Savchenko list’ shall become a preventive tool against Kremlin repressions

10 March 2016

57 deputies of the European Parliament filed a letter with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mogherini, containing an appeal to initiate the imposition of personal sanctions against those involved in the kidnapping and illegal prosecution of N. Savchenko.

Open Dialog: Savchenko on dry hunger strike – personal sanctions must follow now

9 March 2016

Nadiya Savchenko was supposed to deliver her final word statement on March 3 during a hearing that was to set the date for the final verdict in her case to be announced. In an unexpected turn of events, she was not allowed to speak as the hearing was adjourned to March 9.

Ban on travel, export and transit of arms – Lithuanian MFA about sanctions against Russia

24 July 2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has answered the Open Dialogue Foundation’s letter, in which the organisation has been calling for more transparency in sharing publicly information about the implementation of the European Union’s sanctions imposed on Russia.

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