“Good news – the UK is unilaterally imposing sanctions on human rights abusers. Finally, Israeli officials responsible for settlements and war crimes in Gaza will be denied entry to the UK. Oh, wait. Russians, Saudis, North Koreans. Where are the Israelis??”
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Am I correct in understanding that these sanctions are inspired by Bill Browder’s Magnitsky Act and are a tool used to shut down certain select entities.
See English translation of Danish book “Man of Power” that takes a closer look and points out, inter alia, that Magnitsky was only ever an accountant and not a “lawyer” as Browder claimed.
Journalist Lucy Komisar @Lucykomisar has also investigated the Magnitsky Act embraced by US, UK and Australia. It’s resisted by other states, presumably because of its rather obvious selective targeting of ‘designated enemies’?