The EU and Norway are among several countries currently working to establish “Magnitsky sanctions” – targeted sanctions denying entry and freezing assets of highly corrupt officials and officials that commit gross human rights violations.
On Tuesday May 28th, 1730 at Vega Scene, Tankesmien Agenda, The Norwegian Helsinki Committee and Oslo Freedom Forum invite you to meet several international key players in the work to combat corruption and human rights violations. Among them are Bill Browder, who has testified in front of the U.S. Congress several times and helped push through the Magnitsky Act in the United States, Canada, and the UK.
- Bill Browder – Co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management and leader of the Magnitskij Campaign,
- Kyle Parker – Chief of Staff at U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Vladimir Kara-Murza – Vice Chairman of Open Russia and a Russian opposition politician
- Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders
The event, which will be moderated by Gunnar M. Ekelove-Slydal, will address several key questions on the topic: How does these sanctions work? Are they anti-Russian? Do they make relations between states worse? Have the U.S. and the Canadian Magnitsky sanctions made a difference for human rights? Should Norway join forces with the EU or with a group of like-minded countries in establishing such sanctions? How do prevent such sanctions from becoming overly politicised?