Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL5968):
Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:
To ask His Majesty’s Government, what red lines led them to impose Magnitsky-style sanctions; whether these red lines include responsibility for military coups; and what consideration they have given to further parliamentary oversight of the Magnitsky-style sanction regime. (HL5968)
Tabled on: 28 February 2023
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:
The UK champions human rights and combats corruption. The UK supports UN sanctions and also have our own autonomous ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions that are an agile tool to act rapidly against human rights violators and abusers as well as corrupt actors, to maximum effect. Since the UK Magnitsky regimes were put in place, we have sanctioned 89 persons under the Global Human Rights regime and 35 under the Global Anti-Corruption regime. We will continue to use our Sanctions regimes to pursue designations in response to human rights violations, abuses and serious corruption. Ministers remain accountable for these sanctions through select committees, debates, and answering written or oral questions.
Date and time of answer: 15 Mar 2023 at 10:56.