New mandate letters from Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau to the Canadian Ministers of Public Safety; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; International Development; and Foreign Affairs outline specific ways for Canada to address global migration and forced displacement.
Independent Canadian Senator and World Refugee & Migration Council member Ratna Omidvar has tabled Bill S-217, 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 […]
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 […]