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Cross-Party Group of MPs Names Individuals for Human Rights Sanctions

Cross-Party Group of MPs Names Individuals for Human Rights Sanctions

During a Westminster Hall debate today, a cross-party group of MPs has, for the first time, named several actors whom it said must be subjected to human rights sanctions. The MPs, led by Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP and Chris Bryant MP, co-chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Magnitsky Sanctions, discussed the genocide of the Uyghurs in China; the state hostage-taking of individuals including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iran; the kidnap and torture of the subject of the film Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina; and the violent military coup in Sudan. Read More

Q&A For Journalists Covering Enforced Disappearance in Africa

Q&A For Journalists Covering Enforced Disappearance in Africa

Enforced disappearance is a crime that thrives in contexts where there is a lack of public scrutiny of the government and its actions. Because of this, the media has a vital role to play in eradicating the use of enforced disappearance, a particularly cruel human rights abuse that is prevalent… Read More

Priorities for action: UN Human Rights Council Special Session on Sudan

Priorities for action: UN Human Rights Council Special Session on Sudan

Full Briefing ACTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ALLIES OF SUDAN Call on the Sudanese military to immediately end the arbitrary detention of all detained political leaders, journalists, and human rights activists, and refrain from torture and other forms of violence against protestors. Establish an independent UN fact-finding mission to… Read More

Military Coup in Sudan: Call for Action Ahead of 30 October Protests

Military Coup in Sudan: Call for Action Ahead of 30 October Protests

Full Briefing ACTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ALLIES OF SUDAN Call on the Sudanese military to immediately end the arbitrary detention of all detained political leaders, journalists, and human rights activists, and refrain from torture and other forms of violence against protestors. Impose targeted sanctions on those responsible for… Read More

Richard Ratcliffe’s Hunger Strike Over UK Government’s Inaction Deeply Worrying

Richard Ratcliffe’s Hunger Strike Over UK Government’s Inaction Deeply Worrying

Today, Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has begun his second hunger strike in two years to protest at the failure of the UK government to secure the return home of his wife, who has been arbitrarily detained in Iran since 2016.  Since Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to leave “no stone unturned” to bring Nazanin home in 2017, a pledge that has been repeated by four foreign secretaries who have dealt… Read More

New Cross-Party Parliamentary Group Pushes for Further Sanctions to Tackle Human Rights Abusers and Kleptocrats in the UK 

New Cross-Party Parliamentary Group Pushes for Further Sanctions to Tackle Human Rights Abusers and Kleptocrats in the UK 

The new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Magnitsky Sanctions will be co-chaired by MPs Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Bryant and is supported by REDRESS, the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign, the Free Nazanin Campaign and the World Uyghur Congress A new cross-party group of MPs and Peers, working to use targeted sanctions to… Read More