The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Act which follows Sergei Magnitsky Law creates new legal framework. This framework is made in regard to foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
This enactment with Bill S-226 was published to provided in taking the restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.
The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act enables Canada to restrict dealings in property and freeze the assets of:
- Foreign nationals who are responsible for or complicit in gross violations of human rights against individuals seeking to exercise, protect, or defend their rights and freedoms or individuals seeking to expose illegal activity carried out by foreign public officials; and
- Foreign public officials or their associates who are responsible for, or complicit in, acts of significant corruption in a foreign state.