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  • Targeted Sanctions inquiry to hear from business and industry peak bodies

    An inquiry into whether Australia should adopt ‘Magnitsky-style’ laws will hear from the Export Council of Australia and the Australian Industry Group at a teleconference round table this week.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020


  • Magnitsky inquiry to hear from Garry Kasparov

    An inquiry into whether Australia should adopt ‘Magnitsky-style’ laws will hear from world champion chess grandmaster and human rights commentator Garry Kasparov at a teleconference hearing this week.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020


  • Human Rights Sub-Committee to hear from Australian experts

    The International Commission of Jurists, the Law Council of Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will give evidence at public hearings for the Magnitsky Act inquiry.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 12 June 2020


  • Amal Clooney and Geoffrey Robertson talk to parliament

    Ms Amal Clooney and Mr Geoffrey Robertson OAM, Queens Counsel will be among the experts to appear before an inquiry on whether to impose sanctions upon individuals who commit human rights abuses.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 14 May 2020


  • Magnitsky Act inquiry to hear from Global Experts

    Mr Geoffery Robertson OAM Queens Counsel and Ms Amal Clooney will be among the experts to appear before an inquiry on whether to impose sanctions upon individuals who commit human rights abuses.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 8 May 2020


  • Magnitsky Act inquiry gathers evidence

    An inquiry into whether Australia should adopt Magnitsky-style laws to impose sanctions upon individuals who commit human rights abuses will hold two further public hearings this week, via teleconference.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 28 April 2020


  • Magnitsky Act inquiry continues with teleconference

    An inquiry into whether Australia should adopt Magnitsky-style laws to impose sanctions upon individuals who commit human rights abuses will hold its first public hearing this week, via teleconference.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 30 March 2020


  • Inquiry into a framework for autonomous sanctions under Australian law to target human rights abuses

    Senator the Hon David Fawcett, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, announced today a new parliamentary inquiry which will examine whether Australia should adopt legal measures to impose sanctions upon individuals who commit gross human rights abuses.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019





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    About this inquiry

    The Committee shall examine the use of targeted sanctions to address human rights abuses. 


    Track Inquiry

    Past Public Hearings

    01 Oct 2020: Canberra
    25 Jun 2020: Canberra
    17 Jun 2020: Canberra

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    Inquiry Status

    Submissions Closed

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