World Refugee & Migration Council Welcomes Government of Canada’s Efforts to Seize Assets of Sanctioned Oligarch to Assist Ukraine
The World Refugee & Migration Council welcomes and applauds the Government of Canada’s decision to launch proceedings to seize and pursue the forfeiture of US $26 million from Granite Capital Holdings Ltd., a company owned by Roman Abramovich — a Russian oligarch.
Canada Starts First Process to Seize and Pursue the Forfeiture of Assets of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will seize and pursue the forfeiture of US $26 million from Granite Capital Holdings Ltd., a company owned by Roman Abramovich — a Russian oligarch sanctioned under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations.
Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Seizing the Canadian Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Who Are Violating Human Rights in Russia and Iran
A majority of Canadians support seizing the Canadian assets of foreign officials who are violating human rights, and using these assets to help victims, according to a new public opinion poll.
WRMC’s Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock write in The Globe and Mail that Canada must stop its arbitrary imprisonment of vulnerable migrants and refugee claimants.
When vulnerable asylum seekers arrive at our border, they deserve to be treated lawfully and with dignity. We can no longer assume that if we send them back to the United States, they will be safe. write Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock.
Due to embedded power inequities, the voices of persons with lived experience of displacement are often minimised or silenced across humanitarian, governance and academic sectors, writes GIRWL co-founder Anila Noor, proposing a model for meaningful partnership that goes beyond consultation.
The 2019 Global Refugee Forum was significant for its inclusion of refugee representatives, writes GIRWL co-founder Najeeba Wazefadost. There is much to be learnt by paying close attention to the speeches they gave – that is, by really listening to their voices.
WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy joined the Conference Board of Canada to discuss the global refugee system, how Canada’s generally positive political and social approach has helped our country take the lead in creating new and innovative ways to support refugees.
Despite attempts by China to broker an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar for repatriation, the situation has only worsened for Rohingya refugees.
Ferdouse Asefi, University of Toronto The word “anniversary” usually brings about happy and memorable moments. But Aug. 15 marks one year since the Taliban takeover