Independent Canadian Senator and World Refugee & Migration Council member has tabled Bill S-226, the Frozen Assets Repurposing Act in the Senate. As Senator Omidvar has noted, the Magnitsky Act and other legislation currently allows the Government of Canada to freeze the assets of corrupt foreign officials. But this new bill asks Canada to take […]
This event report summarizes our August 2020 conversation with champions of innovative solutions to combat grand corruption and assist those who have been forcibly displaced as a result.
In their thoughtful Policy Magazine essay titled The Case for a New and Improved MagnitskyLaw, Irwin Cotler and Brandon Silver suggest ways to strengthen the Justice for Corrupt Foreign Officials Act. Some of the steps that Cotler and Silver propose are welcome, including a Canada-led effort to achieve greater international coordination of Magnitsky sanctions. We believe, however, that one of […]
Legal analysis of innovative options for repurposing frozen assets of kleptocrats to assist the forcibly displaced and the countries hosting them.
This panel discussion presents and reviews two complementary proposals designed to help hold these kleptocrats accountable for the damage they have caused. One, proposed by the World Refugee & Migration Council in its 2019 A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System report, asks countries to confiscate and repurpose assets of corrupt leaders for […]