Justice for Victims of Terrorism

The Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act—and related amendments to the State Immunity Act— allows victims of terrorism to sue perpetrators of terrorism and those that support them, including listed foreign states, for loss or damage that occurred as a result of an act of terrorism committed anywhere in the world.

The Act complements Canada's existing counter-terrorism measures, including the deterrence of terrorism, and is aimed at responding to the unique concerns of victims of terrorism while demonstrating Canada's leadership against those who support terrorism around the world.

The Act allows:

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