The Committee shall examine the use of targeted sanctions to address gross human rights abuses.
The Committee shall have particular regard to:
- The framework for autonomous sanctions under Australian law, in particular the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011 (Cth) and the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 (Cth)
- The use of sanctions alongside other tools by which Australia promotes human rights internationally
- The advantages and disadvantages of the use of human rights sanctions, including the effectiveness of sanctions as an instrument of foreign policy to combat human rights abuses
- Any relevant experience of other jurisdictions, including the United States regarding their Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (2016)
- The advisability of introducing a new thematic regulation within our existing Autonomous Sanctions Regime for human rights abuses