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Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Global Magnitsky Sanctions Against Human Rights Violators

Mar 25, 2022 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) led Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), and John Barrasso (R-WY) in introducing legislation (S. 3924) to reauthorize the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for twelve years, until December 31, 2034. The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which became law in 2016, provides the President of the United States with the authority to leverage economic sanctions against any party responsible for “gross violations of internationally recognized human rights” against human rights defenders or individuals exposing government corruption. The current authorization is set to expire December 2022.
 
“Over the past six years, Global Magnitsky sanctions have been an invaluable tool used by our government to protect the vulnerable and punish bad actors who pose a threat to global peace and security,” Rubio said. “This carefully crafted and bipartisan law empowered two different administrations to hold human rights violators accountable. I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this crucial reauthorization.” 
 
Rubio is a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee responsible for human rights issues.