Published December 20, 2012
HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA
The US and Russia are sparring over human rights. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed, a new law that bars Russians guilty of human rights abuses from traveling to the United States. The measure was
named the Magnitsky Act, after the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian jail. Russia's Foreign Ministry denounced the law as "dangerous" and called it "interference into our internal affairs." Russian President Vladimir
Putin called the passage of the law an "unfriendly act." What will the Magnitsky Act do for human rights? And what will it do to US-Russia relations?
Carroll Colley: Director-Russia, Eurasia Group.
David Satter: Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.