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"I slept one hour last night and am keeping going on coffee, The question could yet sink the mooted alliance. Many individual businesses could soon endure hardship, China has warned that it won’t yield to Trump’s pressure. Browder has been leading a campaign to expose Russia’s endemic corruption and human rights abuses. I have two heroes in the world: Sergei Magnitsky and John McCain Sergei Magnitsky my Russian lawyer is my hero because he was a Russian patriot who stood up to and exposed a massive $230 million government corruption scheme enacted against the Russian peoplewhich we have since traced to Russian President Vladimir Putins network In retaliation Sergei was arrested in 2008 and tortured in an attempt to get him to retract his testimony against corrupt Russian government officials He refused to perjure himself and bear false witness and for that he was killed in police custody in Moscow In a world where no legal mechanisms existed to right the wrong of Sergei Magnitskys death John McCain became my hero by creating a new tool for bringing Sergeis killers and other human rights abusers to justice As I prepare to attend Senator McCains memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington DC on Saturday remembering the humane and sympathetic way he addressed Sergeis tragedy makes the senator’s passing even more heartbreaking This tool is known in the United States and around the world as the Magnitsky Act The law allows the US and other countries to freeze the assets and withhold the visas of people who are violating human rights in Russia Shortly after his murder in 2009 I went to Washington to tell Sergei Magnitskys story to whoever would listen The common response was "Thats a terrible story were so sorry but theres nothing we can do about it Its very important that we dont upset our relations with Russia right now" At the time the Obama Administration had launched something called the "Russian reset" This effectively meant that the Administration didnt want to disturb Russia by imposing genuine consequences for prickly issues like human rights or the murder of Sergei Magnitsky I was distraught by the brick wall that Id encountered But in the spring of 2010 I was lucky enough to get a 15-minute meeting with Senator McCain He met me at the door of his office in the Russell Senate Office Building with a warm handshake and a hearty smile I sat on the couch and started telling him the story of Sergeis whistleblowing and the horrific consequences he faced He was so interested that he kept asking questions Very quickly our 15 minutes were up and I was nowhere near finished with the story His secretary came into the room to say his next appointment was ready and I worried that my opportunity was already gone "I need some more time with Mr Browder" the senator said softly His secretary left and McCain turned his attention back to me "Please continue" The meeting went on for a full hour and all of his subsequent meetings were pushed back so he could take the time to hear Sergeis story from start to finish At the end I asked whether hed be willing to support the Magnitsky Act to impose sanctions on the Russian officials who killed Sergei Magnitsky He said "Of course I will" adding that hed do anything in his power to help get justice for Sergei Magnitsky Together with Democratic Senator Benjamin Cardin from Maryland Senator McCain introduced the Magnitsky Act This imposed asset freezes and visa sanctions on those who tortured and killed Sergei as well as other Russians guilty of gross human rights violations Because of the "reset" the legislation encountered fierce resistance from the Obama Administration but in Congress Senator McCains gravitas and commitment to justice brought nearly everybody along In the end when it came for a vote it passed the Senate 92-4 and the House 365-43 In spite of the administrations misgivings it was signed into law by President Obama on December 14 2012 There are now 49 Russians on the Magnitsky sanctions list many of whom were involved in Sergeis false arrest torture and murder Most important we know how effective this legislation has been by Putins shrill reaction Shortly after his re-election in May 2012 he declared that it was his most important foreign policy priority to make sure that the Magnitsky Act never became law But it did Since then the Magnitsky Act has become an obsession of Putins He even went so far as to send an emissary to Trump Tower in June 2016 in an attempt to convince a future Trump administration that the Magnitsky Act should be repealed Because of the clear power of the Magnitsky Act in hitting dictators and kleptocrats where it hurtsin their bank accountsSenator McCain wondered why Chinese Venezuelan or Uzbek human rights abusers enjoyed a better deal than Russian ones Shouldnt the Magnitsky Act apply to bad guys everywhere This was the genesis of the Global Magnitsky Act which was introduced by Senators McCain and Cardin in 2014 Putin was extremely upset that the name "Magnitsky" was on this piece of global human rights legislation In an effort to appease Putin a draft of the bill without Magnitskys name was proposed I was extremely upset and contacted Senator McCain who was abroad and unaware of this development He assured me "Bill theres no way Sergeis name wont be on this legislation" He was true to his word The Global Magnitsky Act passed the Senate unanimously and was signed into law on December 23 2016 After it became law he called to tell me "This was Sergeis legacy and it will save lives around the world" There are now 88 people and entities on the Global Magnitsky sanctions list This is a veritable gallery of villains spanning from Nicaragua to Myanmar to China Thanks to Sergei Magnitskys sacrifice and John McCains passion for justice a mechanism to get justice for victims of human rights abuse now exists The Magnitsky Act is not just Sergeis legacy it is also John McCains God bless both of these men for changing the world for the better Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsNew Delhi:The government’s intention on the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) should not be questioned Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday noting that when the incumbent names the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as his successor as per convention the executive will take a call He was responding to a question on whether the government will follow the laid-down conventions and procedures to appoint Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice when incumbent Dipak Misra demits office on 2 October "The question is imaginary.as far as the appointment of the Chief Justice of India is concerned the convention is clear.the sitting chief justice names the senior-most judge (of the top court) as his successor When the name comes to us we will discuss it" he told a press conference held to highlight the achievements of the law ministry in the past four years He also said that no one had the "right to question our intention" Speculations surrounding Gogoi’s appointment as the next CJI emerged following the unprecedented press conference of four most-senior judgesin January when they had criticised Misra over various issues especially the manner of allocation of cases to certain benches File image of Ravi Shankar Prasad PTI Justices J Chelameswar Ranjan Gogoi Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph addressed the unprecedented press conference perhaps a first in the history of Indian judiciary According to the memorandum of procedure a document which guides the appointment and transfer of judges of the apex court and the 24 high courts "Appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) should be of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office" Days before the CJI’s retirement the law minister seeks his recommendation for the appointment of his successor "Whenever there is any doubt about the fitness of the senior-most judge to hold the office of the Chief Justice of India consultation with other Judges.would be made for appointment of the next Chief Justice of India" the document states Responding to another question on the delay in finalising the memorandum of procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges Prasad said discussions were on and the Supreme Court and the government would have to finalise the document together "Our view (on the MoP) is that the norms of those selected (as judges) have to be mentioned (in the document)" he said After the Supreme Court struck down a law through which the government had sought more say in the appointment of judges the top court and the government have been trying to iron out differences on the MoP He said those claiming hat the government was not appointing judges should remember that "numbers speak for itself" The law minister pointed out that apart from the stay on judges’ appointment in 2014 and 2015 due to the NJAC Act issue the Centre has appointed 126 judges in 2016 and 117 judges in 2017 and that the appointment of more judges is in the pipeline "We will surpass our own record of appointing 126 judges in 2016 when2018 comes to an end" he said if necessary, ND)The charges against the hunter accused of helping a Minnesota dentist kill Cecil the Lion last year have been dropped by a Zimbabwean court.” Bush wrote." 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