How Russia Abuses Western Judiciaries
How Russia Abuses Western Judiciaries
30 April @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A report published last year by the Atlantic Council, a leading US think tank, highlighted Russia’s extensive manipulation of the US justice system. This is a little-known, but important, channel through which the Kremlin undermines Western democracies by using these democracies own institutions against themselves. Issuing Interpol Red Notices to critics, mounting libel actions, and launching lawsuits, are just some of the ways in which the Kremlin abuses the rule of law in the West to further its goals.
By kind invitation of Chris Bryant MP, the Henry Jackson Society is delighted to welcome you to a a fascinating panel discussion on how Russia abuses Western Judiciaries.
Bill Browder was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country and declared “a threat to national security” for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies. In 2008, Mr. Browder’s lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, uncovered a massive fraud committed by Russian government officials that involved the theft of US $230 million of state taxes. Sergei testified against state officials involved in this fraud and was subsequently arrested, imprisoned without trial and systematically tortured. He spent a year in prison under horrific detention conditions, was repeatedly denied medical treatment, and died in prison on November 16, 2009, leaving behind a wife and two children. Since then, Mr. Browder has sought justice outside of Russia and started a global campaign for governments around the world to impose targeted visa bans and asset freezes on human rights abusers and highly corrupt officials.
Anders Aslund is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He is also a chairman of the International Advisory Council at the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE). His work focuses on economic transition from centrally planned to market economies. Aslund served as an economic adviser to the governments of Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine and from 2003 was director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Christopher Bryant MP is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rhondda since the 2001 general election and most recently the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons until resigning on 26 June 2016. He is currently a chair of APPG for Russia at the Parliament. He was previously the Shadow Minister for the Arts, Minister of State for Europe, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. He was re-elected in June 2017.
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