Towards a UK Magnitsky Law?


The story of Sergei Magnitsky’s 2009 death is an allegory of Vladimir Putin’s Russia – brutal, corrupt, and oppressive, The Henry Jackson Society notes:

The 37-year-old accountant was tortured, denied medical attention, and died in a Moscow prison cell. He had been targeted by Russian authorities for exposing a US$230 million tax fraud involving high-level government officials. In the years since, several countries have passed Magnitsky legislation which sanctions Russians implicated in his death: the United States, in 2012; Estonia, in 2016;  and Canada, in 2017. In the UK, a ‘Magnitsky Amendment’ was included in the Criminal Finances Bill 2017, but more could be done.

By kind invitation of Ian Austin MP, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with William Browder, Vladimir Kara-Murza and Marcus Kolga for a discussion of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign; what the UK can learn from Canada and other countries that have adopted legislation; and, the role the campaign can play in bringing about change within Russia.

Towards a UK Magnitsky Law? Lessons from Canada and Elsewhere

Date: 12:00-13:00, Thursday 16th November 2017

Location: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House,  1 Parliament St, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR


William Browder  Chief Executive Officer of Hermitage Capital Management

Vladimir Kara-Murza  Vice Chairman of Open Russia

Marcus Kolga  Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker

To register your interest, or for any further information, please email, stating clearly whether you are a member of HJS and the title of the event above. Please note that you will need to receive a confirmation email to be able to attend the event. #HJSevents

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