Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/372 amending Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 concerning restrictive measures against serious human rights violations and abuses

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Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/372 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 2 March 2021 - introducing amendments to Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 which concerns to sanctions against human rights violations and abuses.

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Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 established an EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (also known as theĀ European Magnitsky Act).

The EU's High Representative for Foreign Policy issued on 18 January 2021 a declaration condemning the detention of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny upon his return to the country and calling for his immediate release. The Council of the European Union agreed at a meeting on 22 February to work on restrictive measures in response to serious human rights violations. In this context, it was decided that four Russian persons should be included in the list of those subject to sanctions set out in the Annex to Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999.

This Council Decision amends theĀ European Magnitsky Act accordingly. It was adopted by the Council on 2 March 2021 and published in the Official Journal on the same day.

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EUObserver, 25/02/2021: Who are the EU's new Russian deplorables?

RFE/RL, 21/02/2021: Austria Expects 'Broad Support' For New Russia Sanctions In Response To Navalny's Jailing
The Moscow Times, 21/02/2021: EU Likely To Approve Sanctions Over Russia Crackdown
The Guardian, 22/02/2021: EU to sanction Russians responsible for Alexei Navalny's detention
Euronews, 22/02/2021: EU ministers agree human rights sanctions on Russian officials over Alexei Navalny's jailing
Deutsche Welle, 22/02/2021: EU agrees to plan sanctions against Russia
Reuters, 22/02/2021: EU to sanction four Russians over Navalny, including prosecutors
Associated Press, 22/02/2021: EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny
Politico, 22/02/2021: EU foreign ministers push new Russia sanctions
EurActiv, 22/02/2021: EU ministers set to sanction Russia, speak with Blinken
RFE/RL, 22/02/2021: Russia 'Disappointed' As EU Ministers Agree New Sanctions Over Navalny Jailing, Clampdown
Bloomberg, 01/03/2021: EU Ambassadors Approve Russia Sanctions Over Navalny Jailing
Deutsche Welle, 02/03/2021: EU, US impose sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning
France24, 03/03/2021: US, EU impose sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Council of the European Union: Press Release, 02/03/2021: Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime: EU sanctions four people responsible for serious human rights violations in Russia

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