The Council of the European Union adopted a regulation establishing a global human rights sanctions regime. The regulation is meant to allow the EU to target individuals, entities and bodies, including state and non-state actors, that are responsible or associated with serious human rights violations worldwide. It also targets individuals and entities associated with such perpetrators. The EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (EUGHRSR) covers serious human rights violations such as genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, slavery, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and killings, enforced disappearance of persons, arbitrary arrests or detentions. The move puts the EU in line with countries such as the US that have already put in place so-called “Magnitsky Acts” that allow states to punish foreign officials that transgress human rights.