|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 410I, Pages 13-19|
Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 7 December 2020 - concerning an EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. It is also known as the European Magnitsky Act.
This Decision establishes a framework for targeted restrictive measures to address serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide. It equips the European Union with a framework allowing it to target individuals, entities and bodies responsible for, involved in or associated with serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide, no matter where they occurred. The framework for targeted restrictive measures applies to acts such as genocide, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations or abuses. It is for the Council to establish, review and amend the sanctions list.
The Council of the European Union welcomed in December 2019 the launch of preparatory work to establish an EU regime of general scope for restrictive measures against serious human rights violations and abuses. In November 2020, the Council adopted conclusions on an EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy, which features a commitment to developing such a regime.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Foreign Policy Instruments, Fundamental | Human Rights|
|Keywords||Sanctions | Restrictive Measures
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|