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Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act

Bill Number: HR-6156

Public Law Number: 112-208

Disposition: 2012-Dec-14
Enacted - Signed by the President

Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.

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An act to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes.

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This bill typically is referred to as the Magnitsky Act.

It is named for Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison after uncovering a scheme involving the laundering of millions of dollars into New York luxury properties by Russian mobsters.

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For background on the Magnitsky Act, read this BBC News Q&A.

For a perspective on the Magnitsky Act, read this article in The Atlantic.

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