Canada to build on their Magnitsky sanctions regime to transfer seized assets to victims

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has published a mandate letter to Francois-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s newly appointed Foreign Minister, which instructs that a legal framework for Canada’s Magnitsky sanctions regime should be further developed “to transfer seized assets from those who commit grave human rights abuses to their victims, with appropriate judicial oversight” in order to “ensure increased support …


About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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