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04-04-2018 

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.

The original US Magnitsky Act was passed by the US Congress and signed by President Obama in 2012. It punishes the Russian officials responsible for the murder of Russian tax accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison in 2009. Since 2016, the US government applies the law to human-rights abusers around the world.

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  • 25-09-2018 

    GML welcomes The Hague Appeal Court ruling

    On 25 September 2018, The Hague Court of Appeal clarified the scope of the ongoing Dutch set-aside proceedings where former Yukos majority shareholders (GML) aim to reinstate the Arbitral Awards of 2014, which awarded them more than $50 billion in compensation after Russia unlawfully expropriated their investment.

  • 19-06-2018 

    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.

  • 26-01-2018 

    Dutch intelligence uncovered Russian interference in US elections

    The Dutch intelligence agency, AIVD, provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference in the US elections. On 25 January 2018, Dutch media, de Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur, revealed how the AIVD penetrated the Kremlin's team of hackers, Cozy Bear, as the Russians infiltrated the White House, State Department and Democratic National Committee.