|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 71I, Pages 6-9|
|Content Type||Legislation, News|
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.
Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 established an EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (also known as the 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 the European Magnitsky Act accordingly. It was adopted by the Council on 2 March 2021 and published in the Official Journal on the same day.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Foreign Policy Instruments, Fundamental | Human Rights|
|Keywords||Sanctions | Restrictive Measures
|Countries / Regions||Russia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|