The Global Magnitsky Act and Global Magnitsky Sanctions (GMS) are in the public discourse as a result of recent events, such as the case of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the imposition of Global Magnitsky Sanctions on two Turkish officials in August. To help the public understand the Global Magnitsky framework, MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory has published the Global Magnitsky Sanctions FAQs, available here.
As of the publication date, October 20, 2018, the following questions are answered in MassPoint’s FAQs, which may be updated.
- What are the Global Magnitsky Sanctions?
- What is the Legal Authority for the Sanctions?
- Who Has the Authority to Impose Sanctions, the President or Congress?
- What Happens if Congress Initiates a Sanctions Determination Process, as Congress Did in the Case of Jamal Khashoggi
- Are the GMS Related to the 2016 Presidential Election and the “Trump Tower Meeting
- What Conduct Can Be Sanctioned Under the GMS?
- Who Can Be Sanctioned Under the GMS?
- What Penalties Apply Under the GMS?
- Are Sanctions Permanent? Can Sanctions Be Lifted?
- If the GMS Are Unilateral U.S. Sanctions, Do They Have Teeth? What Is the Impact of GMS Penalties?
- Who Has Been Sanctioned to Date?
- Who Might Be Sanctioned in the Future?
- Who Can Be Sanctioned in Connection With the Jamal Khashoggi Case?