Print Article

Post brexit - UK to impose ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions on regimes that imprison journalists and campaigners


The UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced that the UK will impose ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions on authoritarian regimes that

  • harass and imprison dissident journalists and campaigners […] with impunity in their own countries”.

Mr Raab stated that when the UK leaves the EU and therefore has autonomy over its sanctions regime, the UK will

  • hold those who commit serious abuses of human rights to account – by barring them from entering the UK, and freezing their assets such as bank accounts”.

This would be a use of ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions powers, which allow for the freezing of assets on the grounds of gross human rights violations, as provided for in the Sancion s and Money Laundering Act 2018 the UK’s post-Brexit sanctions legislation.

To read original article please click here


The Team

Meet the team of industry experts behind Comsure

Find out more

Latest News

Keep up to date with the very latest news from Comsure

Find out more


View our latest imagery from our news and work

Find out more


Think we can help you and your business? Chat to us today

Get In Touch

News Disclaimer

As well as owning and publishing Comsure's copyrighted works, Comsure wishes to use the copyright-protected works of others. To do so, Comsure is applying for exemptions in the UK copyright law. There are certain very specific situations where Comsure is permitted to do so without seeking permission from the owner. These exemptions are in the copyright sections of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended)[]. Many situations allow for Comsure to apply for exemptions. These include 1] Non-commercial research and private study, 2] Criticism, review and reporting of current events, 3] the copying of works in any medium as long as the use is to illustrate a point. 4] no posting is for commercial purposes [payment]. (for a full list of exemptions, please read here]. Concerning the exceptions, Comsure will acknowledge the work of the source author by providing a link to the source material. Comsure claims no ownership of non-Comsure content. The non-Comsure articles posted on the Comsure website are deemed important, relevant, and newsworthy to a Comsure audience (e.g. regulated financial services and professional firms [DNFSBs]). Comsure does not wish to take any credit for the publication, and the publication can be read in full in its original form if you click the articles link that always accompanies the news item. Also, Comsure does not seek any payment for highlighting these important articles. If you want any article removed, Comsure will automatically do so on a reasonable request if you email