January 11, 2019 - Ryan Fayhee, Alan Kashdan, Olivier Dorgans, Tyler Grove and Clothilde Humbert co-authored an article for WorldECR magazine regarding the United States' use of a federal statute targeting human rights abuses and worldwide corruption to apply asset-blocking sanctions and visa restrictions.

The article, "The Global Magnitsky Act: Sanctions in response to international crises," was published in the December issue of WorldECR. The Global Magnitsky Act is the second in a series of two laws named after a Russian whistleblower, Sergei Magnitsky, who died while in custody in Russia after being beaten and denied medical care.

"While U.S. sanctions have long targeted persons based on other malign behaviors (e.g., drug trafficking, terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction), the Global Magnitsky Act has proven to be the go-to tool that allows the U.S. to quickly respond to global political crises," they wrote.

According to the article, the Trump administration has made over 100 Global Magnitsky Act designations. "Likely because of the legislation's broad applicability, the sanctions have been the primary vehicle to further the administration's policy of incremental sanctions pressure to achieve its foreign policy goals."