Subcommittee on International Human Rights – April 29, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Subcommittee on International Human Rights – April 29, 2014

In light of the recent Canadian economic sanctions placed on various Russian businesses and individuals in response to the crisis in Ukraine, the committee hears from Bill Browder, an American businessman expelled from Russia. Browder is on a campaign for Western democracies to adopt the U.S.’s Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, which blacklists Russian human rights abusers. He argues economic sanctions are very effective and he shares the story of Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after exposing tax fraud committed by the country’s government officials.

(April 29, 2014)