- Renew Europe Group
- EU Human rights Sanctions regime/European Magnitsky Act: for a global sanctions mechanism
EU Human rights Sanctions regime/European Magnitsky Act: for a global sanctions mechanism
The event aims to discuss the scope and objectives of the new EU human rights sanctions regime, as well as the challenges, constraints and the prospects of this future EU foreign policy tool. Speakers will also address the lessons learned from the use of previous EU sanctions regimes and the use by other countries of human rights sanctions.
Q: When do you expect the proposal will be published? Will it be published after the Commission meeting of the 19th of October (where it is on the provision agenda)? (to Sandra de Waele)
European Coalition for LGBTI Security & Equality
Q: The Magnitsky Act mainly focusses on preventing human rights abusers outside the EU from entering the EU but how can we prevent (Russian) individuals from entering, financing ultraconservative anti-LGBTI & anti-women initiatives and destabilising the EU's democracy - which in the end leads to human rights abuses inside the EU? For example, former CEO of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin moving the Berlin, chairing a think-tank, financing EU-based ultraconservative NGOs and organising conferences inside the European Parliament.
Q: Are you aware that Sergei Magnitsky's arrest was not arbitrary, there was a reasonable suspicion of him having committed a crime, according to the European Court of Human Rights? Der Spiegel, Finans (Denmark's major newspaper), the documentary "Magnitsky Act-Behind the Scenes) etc. all showed that Mr. Browder has not been telling the truth. How can the name of Magnitsky on a EU regime be justified? Thank you (to Sjoerd Sjoerdsma)
Q: Sergei Magnitsky's arrest was not arbitrary, there was a reasonable suspicion of him having committed a crime, according to the European Court of Human Rights and various publications. How can the name of Magnitsky on a EU regime be justified? (to Soraya Rodríguez Ramos)
Q: Are you aware that according to ECHRights, der Spiegel, Finans (Major Danish neswpaper), other media as well as the internationally co-produced European documentary "Magnitsky Act..." the arrest of Sergei Magnitsky was not arbitrary, and Mr Browder (the source of the official Magnitsky version) has not been telling the truth? (to Irwin Cotler)