On March 12th, 2021, Akira Igata, Executive Director and Visiting Professor of the Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University, spoke at the 279th HSP Seminar “The Magnitsky Act to Control Human Rights Violations: Case Studies from Around the World” at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo.

[Speaker] Gen Nakatani, Shiori Yamao, Akira Igata
[Moderator] Jun Hori

The Magnitsky Act provides for the imposition of economic sanctions primarily against individuals involved in egregious human rights abuses and corruption.
The purpose of this event is to inform the public about the Magnitsky Act and how it is being used to stop massive human rights violations around the world and to stimulate discussions in Japan.
Some of the world’s most prominent experts in the debate leading up to the enactment of the Magnitsky Act gathered to discuss lessons learned from the use of the Magnitsky Act in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., and to discuss the situation in Australia, Switzerland, and Japan, which are considering enacting the Magnitsky Act.

Click here to view this seminar information.

The video of the seminar can be found below (English subtitle available).