In this opinion piece, Canadian senator and World Refugee Council member Ratna Omidvar makes the case for her new bill, the Frozen Assets Repurposing Act, which would allow the Canadian government to confiscate and repurpose the seized assets of corrupt foreign leaders to help refugees and others who have suffered under their regimes, thus creating an innovative source of financing and providing urgent resources for the displaced of the world.

"As the World Refugee CouncilĀ has pointed out, forced displacement is often the result of bad governance, violent and oppressive regimes, or governments failing or refusing to protect their own people. These are very often the regimes that are corrupt...This bill will go after corrupt foreign leaders and dictators who perpetrate grave crimes against their people, including human rights abuses and mass forced displacement. It will make them pay for their crimes with their own ill-gotten gains."

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