MIL-OSI Translation: Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Corruption

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English

Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI in French 2

Declaration

December 9, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement:

“Corruption is one of the biggest obstacles to economic and social development. It is an obstacle to the soundness of foreign investment and trade, and the fabric of society.

“It feeds organized crime, contributes to inequality, and disproportionately affects marginalized populations and women. It prevents democracy from flourishing and justice from prevailing. Another worrying fact: it is a threat to human rights, and puts lives at risk.

“All states must take concrete measures to actively prevent corruption. When such a crime occurs, States must ensure that appropriate investigations and prosecutions are conducted.

“The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Leaders Act provides Canada with the ability to impose asset freezes and travel bans on those responsible for gross human rights violations and significant acts of corruption.” worldwide. We have already imposed sanctions against 70 people under this law.

“Canada today reiterates its commitment to fighting corruption, at home and abroad, in collaboration with other governments, the private sector and civil society. “

Contacts

Adam AustenPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of Foreign AffairsAdam.Austen@international.gc.ca

Justine LesagePress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of International Development343-203-5977justine.lesage@international.gc.ca

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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