Watch: Council Member Ratna Omidvar on Using Frozen Assets to Help Refugees

Independent Canadian Senator and Council Member Ratna Omidvar explains how countries — including Canada — can enact laws that would allow governments to repurpose corrupt foreign leaders’ assets for the benefit of refugees, internally displaced persons and others who have been harmed by their actions.

Canadian Independent Senator and Council Member Ratna Omidvar discuss the Council’s proposal to use frozen, or seized, assets from corrupt leaders to help refugees and IDPs. This recommendation (Action 46) is one of many bold but practical actions identified in the Council’s Appel á l’action : transformer le système mondial d’aide aux réfugiés report. Video: CIGI