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Gross Human Rights Abuse and Asset Confiscation

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016 is set to be passed in Spring 2017.  Clause 12 proposes to expand the definition of “unlawful conduct” appearing in Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to include gross abuse of human rights.  Bright Line Law was instructed by the Magnitsky Justice Campaign to draft the initial legislative amendment proposal.  Anita Clifford explains the mechanics of the provision, which could lead to non-conviction based confiscation of property, here. 

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