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Russian anger at US Senate passing of Magnitsky Bill

Posted on December 7, 2012 in Legal Politics
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Russian anger at US Senate passing of Magnitsky Bill
The US Senate yesterday repealed the Jackson-Vanic Amendment, a Cold War-imposed trade sanction, replacing it with the Magnitsky Bill, named for a Russian lawyer who died in custody. The new law grants the normalisation of trade relations between the US, Russia and Moldova, but has a sting in its tail which has infuriated Russian...

House of Representatives targets Russia?s human rights offenders

House of Representatives targets Russia?s human rights offenders
The present-day human rights debacle in Russia received a well-deserved punch from the USA’s massed senators on Friday when they voted to repeal the outdated 1974 Jackson-Vanik trade restrictions. Shortly afterwardsm the same senators approved new legislation allowing sanctions against all human rights abusers, thus kicking the ball...

E-Verify System Becomes a Formal Employment Requirement in 4 US States from January 2013

E-Verify System Becomes a Formal Employment Requirement in 4 US States from January 2013
From January of next year, the internet-based E-Verify system which is used to check a potential employee’s eligibility to work in the USA will become a formal requirement in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. E-Verify is a free program which has been implemented by the US government, used to collate information about a...

UK Border Agency struggling with backlog

UK Border Agency struggling with backlog
The home affairs committee is calling for more to be done by the UK Border Agency to clear a backlog of failed migrants who should already have been removed from the country. The Home Office has reacted to the report that there are 275,000 people who should have been deported that it is aware of the issues and is already in the process of...