Lucy Komisar

Oct 29, 2020

8 min read

Weaponizing Human Rights: Can Magnitsky Act deny due process?

Arena (Melbourne, Australia)

The Australian parliament seems about to approve a ‘human rights’ law that would establish the ability to exert arbitrary state power over individuals in other countries who have been accused of human rights violations. Ironically, this law gives the accused no day in court, and no chance to see charges or evidence, confront accusers, present a defense or have a ruling made by an authority other than the prosecution.