PRISTINA – The government of Kosovo adopted the Global Magnitsky Law on Human Rights, which sanctions people who violate human rights anywhere in the world, reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
In this way, Kosovo has become the seventh country in the world and the first country in the Western Balkans region to pass the law.
“Kosovo remains a pillar of Euro-Atlantic orientation for the region”, the outgoing Foreign Minister of Kosovo Behgjet Paccolli commented on Twitter.
Together w/ the establishment of the #Kosovo #Magnitsky Act, we sanctioned individuals who are responsible for gross human rights violations. The #Kosovo #Magnitsky Act is the first in Southeast Europe. We remain a pillar of Euro-Atlantic orientation for region. @Billbrowder
— Behgjet Pacolli (@pacollibehgjet) January 29, 2020
Magntisky Law accommodates a set of restrictive measures against foreign nationals or entities responsible for major violations of human rights, and for the fight against terrorism and international crime.