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WRMC Launches Canadian Task Force Against Global Corruption

The WRMC has launched a new Canadian Task Force Against Global Corruption. The Task Force will focus its work on strengthening and developing key instruments of national and international governance to tackle the scourge of “grand corruption.”

The Task Force has two key priorities:

  • Promote the Foreign Assets Repurposing Act, which has now had a second reading as a private member’s bill in the Senate as a complement to existing Magnitsky legislation and the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act.

  • Advocate for the creation of the International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC) in close collaboration with our US partner, Integrity Initiatives International


WRMC President Fen Hampson spoke to the Canadian foreign affairs committee on repurposing frozen assets in response to Ukraine Crisis. He highlighted FARA legislation, tabled by WRMC member Senator Omidvar and that Canada should not just freeze but seize Putin’s assets and repurpose them if he invades Ukraine.  Watch 


Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL) Co-founder Najeeba Wazefadost spoke at the 10 November 2021 meeting of the Action Network on Forced Displacement: Women as Agents of Change, launched by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).  Read 


WRMC members Allan Rock and Senator Omidvar, along with Ed BroadbentRachel Pulfer and Peter MacKay penned an article noting that last year, thousands of Afghans at risk escaped Kabul after it fell to the Taliban. Now, far too many remain in Afghanistan, facing ever bleaker prospects.  Read 


WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy has joined as a co-chair to Manitoba's new Immigration Advisory Council to recommend improvements to current immigration policies and programs.  Read 


The World Refugee & Migration Council is conducting a survey on the current state of the global refugee system and how it has changed since we published A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System in 2019. Your input will help us to review and focus collaborative efforts to implement the recommendations in A Call to Action.

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