On May 1, government has approved “Magnitsky amendment” as a part of new Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill. This means that the UK government can impose sanctions, as well as deny entry visas to people who are accused of violations of human rights and corruption. This amendment passed without a vote, as it was supported by both parties, Labor and Conservative. The government also stressed that the amendment is not specifically aimed at Russian citizens, though it comes at the time when relations between Britain and Russia remain very tense.
Posted on Apr 30, 2018.