Canadian “Magnitsky act” came into force

Canadian “Magnitsky act” came into force

Moscow. 19 Oct. INTERFAX.RU — Approved by the house of Commons and Senate of Canada “the law on victims of corrupt foreign governments,” or “law name of Sergei Magnitsky”, received on Wednesday Royal assent and came into force.

“The law S226, the Senate and house of Commons, received Royal assent,” — said in a message posted on Twitter canadian Senate.

In addition, the relevant information is posted on the website of the Parliament of Canada. Earlier, “law name of Sergei Magnitsky” was passed by the lower and upper houses of the Parliament of Canada.

Bill #S226, adopted by both the Senate and the House of Commons, has received Royal Assent: #SenCA #cdnpoli

— Senate of Canada (@SenateCA) 18 Oct 2017
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The law provides for personal sanctions against officials from Russia and Venezuela, Iran, Myanmar and Vietnam. They will be denied entry to Canada, and their assets in the country frozen.

The adopted law is similar to the American “Magnitsky act” signed in 2012 by former President Barack Obama.