Canada's Program on Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes - 2011–2015: 13th Report

Conclusion

Canada’s War Crimes Program continues to show strong results in responding to persons believed to have committed or been complicit in war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

The holistic approach taken by the Government of Canada in the application of both immigration- and criminal- based remedies provides multiple avenues to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions and to remove them from Canada when appropriate. With the provision of permanent funding in 2011, the War Crimes Program has been able to chart a more definitive and stable course. Furthermore, as the Canadian immigration system evolves to meet the challenges of the present day and with the coming into force of Bill C-43 (Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act) and the changes to the Citizenship Act with Bill C-24 (Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act), the War Crimes Program will continue to evolve in order to fulfill its mandate.

Canada’s War Crimes Program continues to succeed in achieving its overarching mandate: to deny safe haven in Canada to war criminals and persons believed to have committed or been complicit in war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide and to demand accountability for their conduct, thereby contributing to the domestic and international fight against impunity for the perpetrators of such acts.

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