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GML takes part in procedural hearing in The Hague
On 19 June 2018, GML, the former Yukos majority shareholders, took part in a procedural hearing at The Hague Court of Appeal. This was part of the ongoing Dutch set-aside proceedings in which GML aims to reinstate the Arbitral Awards of 2014.
The 2014 Awards are the result of a decade-long independent arbitration in The Hague, which ruled unanimously that Yukos Oil Company was unlawfully expropriated by the Kremlin. The Arbitral Tribunal awarded compensation of over $50 billion to the former Yukos majority shareholders.
Dutch Parliament calls for European Magnitsky Act
The Dutch Parliament has passed a resolution which calls on its government to push for a European Magnitsky Act. Inspired by the original US Magnitsky Act of 2012, the law would punish human-rights abusers by freezing their assets and denying them travel visas.
Dutch Interior Minister warns of Russian disinformation
Kajsa Ollongren has warned the Dutch Parliament that Russian efforts to manipulate public opinion remain an urgent threat. This follows the news, revealed by Dutch newspaper NRC, that a prominent Member of Parliament, Pieter Omtzigt, helped a witness to provide false evidence about the shooting down of flight MH17.