The Council of the European Union has finally approved a new sanctioning mechanism for human rights violations. This was reported by Rikard Jozwiak, the correspondent of Radio Liberty, on his Twitter Page.
"The EU foreign ministers approved the EU human rights sanctions regime. It will enter into force on December 10," Jozwiak wrote.
Thus, the sanctions include the freezing of financial assets and a ban on visas. They will be imposed on individuals and organizations held accountable for genocide, crimes against humanity, torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, slavery, extrajudicial killings, disappearances, unjustified criminal prosecutions, and arrests.
It is known that this sanctioning mechanism is similar to the "Magnitsky Act" that was adopted in the United States back in 2012. Initially, U.S. legislation provided that the restrictions would apply only to Russian officials, but later they were extended to other countries.
As we reported earlier, the European Commission prepared the legislation that tightens the state monitoring over the online platforms and provides sanctions against foreign subjects that spread disinformation on the Internet.