Tag: Magnitsky

Australian Labor Party to Establish Human Rights Award in Honour of Late Senator

Australian Labor Party (ALP) leader Anthony Albanese will push to set up a new award in honour of late Senator Kimberley Kitching, who was internationally recognised for work exposing human rights abuses committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The senator was laid to rest on March 21 after she passed away from a suspected…


Treatment of Kimberly Kitching ‘Nothing Short of Bullying’: Former Labor MP

Retired Labor MP Michael Danby has come forward to confirm recent claims that former Victorian Senator Kimberly Kitching was mistreated by her Labor colleagues. In an interview with Sky News Australia on March 16, Danby described Kitching’s treatment within the Labor party as “nothing short of bullying.” Danby attributes much of Kitching’s ordeal to political…


Australia Govt To Introduce Magnitsky Laws Targeting Human Rights Violators

The Australian federal government has formally introduced Magnitsky-style laws that will give Australia the power to impose sanctions on overseas human rights violators. Foreign Minister Marise Payne introduced the Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021 on Nov. 24 to the Australian Senate. It was seconded by Senator Jonathan Duniam. “Autonomous sanctions can be used…


Australian MPs Back Long Awaited Magnitsky Laws Targeting Human Rights Violators

In a one-two punch, Australian members of Parliament from both sides of the aisle have thrown their support behind Magnitsky-style laws that will give the federal government the power to impose sanctions on overseas human rights offenders. On Aug. 3, Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching introduced the International Human Rights and Corruption (Magnitsky Sanctions) Bill 2021,…


Australia and New Zealand Welcome Multilateral Sanctions on Chinese Officials

Australia and New Zealand have joined together to release a statement expressing their grave concerns about the severe human rights abuses against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. This comes after the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union jointly unveiled parallel Magnitsky-style sanctions on six Chinese officials. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and New…


UK Slaps Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Xinjiang Abuse

Britain on Monday announced sanctions in coordination with its Western allies against Chinese officials over the human rights abuses of Uyghur Muslims. This is the first time the UK has targeted Chinese officials with its Magnitsky-style sanctions regime, which was adopted in July 2000. In a statement, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) said, “The…


Behind the Liberals’ Latest China Approach

News Analysis  Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said publicly last week that China is a main source of the fentanyl that’s fuelling a deadly opioid crisis in Canada. Blair’s remarks marked a shift in the Liberal government’s public tone on the fentanyl issue and China’s role. When asked by The Epoch Times for comment in the past,…


UK Government Faces Scrutiny on Uyghur Policy Ahead of Crunch Vote

Twenty-Five British MPs on Thursday pressured the UK government to take action on the Chinese Regime’s treatment of Uyghurs, a day after The BBC reported on systematic rape, sexual abuse, and torture against Uyghur women in China’s “re-education” camps. This has been the third Parliamentary urgent questions session on Xinjiang, which also came days ahead of a…