Attorney-at-law Nathan Hochman, the International law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP:
It would be a dangerous precedent the US government to interfere in a legitimate prosecution held by an EU Member State and of NATO
Luba Budakova, Natalia Radoslavova
The Global Magnitsky Act is an extension of the original Magnitsky Act which was enacted in 2012, targeting at that time Russian individuals with different types of sanctions – economic and visa sanctions. The idea behind the Global Magnitsky Act is to take the principles from the original Magnitsky Act which is go after individuals involved in significant human rights violation and significant corruption schemes and apply economic and visa sanctions against them through a decision of the State Department, in order to help send a message in a more global fashion, not just limited to Russia.