President's Message Regarding the Magnitsky Bill

To our friends of the UCSJ, President Obama has signed the Magnitsky bill, which passed in Congress by significant numbers.  It is a great victory for human rights and for the UCSJ.  Last August, the UCSJ gathered ten human rights groups and many individuals all of whom signed on to a letter to over 150 US Senators and Congressmen of both parties.  As a result of that push, we were able to go over the tipping point in support of the Magnitsky bill to replace  Jackson-Vanik.  It is a fantastic achievement which now can hold accountable those who violate  basic human rights  and shows that the UCSJ is still a leader in the fight for the rule of law in the world.

Larry Lerner President, UCSJ