In December 2021, Australia expanded its targeted sanctions framework, which allows the government to impose asset freezes and travel bans on various categories of ‘undesirable’ foreigners (and, in theory, Australians!). Magnitsky-style sanctions, which respond to grand corruption or serious human rights abuse overseas, have been a particularly prominent part of the reform. A parliamentary inquiry in the run-up to these changes had highlighted multiple areas of concern, including:
This presentation will seek to shed light on these questions and the possible future trajectories of Australia’s sanctions regime.
About the Speaker
Anton Moiseienko is a Lecturer at the ANU College of Law. His work focuses on transnational crime, economic crime and cybercrime, as well as legal and policy aspects of targeted sanctions.
This event will only be delivered online via Zoom.