Global Magnitsky

Critical Insights

  1. Since 2017, the US has sanctioned more than 100 actors engaged in corruption, arms trafficking, and human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act. The most recent action listed individuals involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, an exiled Saudi journalist, at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. In total, the current administration has designated over 480 entities and individuals for human rights abuses and/or corruption since the beginning of 2017.
  2. The Global Magnitsky Act includes actors based in more than 25 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, and a number of different persons to include the former president of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh, Serbian arms dealer Slobodan Tesic, and former Guatemalan Congressman Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez.
  3. Entities sanctioned under the Global Magnitsky Act operate in more than a dozen commercial industries, including energy, transportation, real estate, media, and finance.

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