EU Human rights sanctions regime/European Magnitsky Act: for a global sanctions mechanism



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The event aims to discuss the scope and objectives of the new EU human rights sanctions regime, as well as the challenges, constraints and the prospects of this future EU foreign policy tool. Speakers will also address the lessons learned from the use of previous EU sanctions regimes and the use by other countries of human rights sanctions.

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16:00 - 16:10 Opening remarks by Soraya Rodriguez and Hilde Vautmans MEPs

16:10 - 17:00
Moderator: Katalin Cseh MEP
• Sandra de Waele, Head of Division, Sanctions Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS)

  • • Sjoerd Sjoerdsma, Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands

• Irwin Cotler, Former Canadian Minister of Justice, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
• Clara Portela, Senior Associate Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
• Ms Tinatin Tsertsvadze, Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI)


17:50 - 18.00 Concluding remarks by Soraya Rodriguez MEP


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