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Magnitsky Act

2012 United States federal law / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009 and also to grant permanent normal trade relations status to Russia.

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Magnitsky Act
Long titleRussia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
NicknamesMagnitsky Act
Enacted bythe 112th United States Congress
Citations
Public lawPub. L. 112–208 (text) (PDF)
Statutes at Large126 Stat. 1496
Legislative history
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The Global Magnitsky Act of 2016 authorizes the U.S. government to sanction foreign government officials worldwide who are deemed to be human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them from entering the U.S.[1]