Dominic Raab has named the first 49 foreign nationals and groups to face sanctions for human rights abuses under the government’s new regime.
Those included on the list include 25 Russian Nationals allegedly involved the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
And it includes 20 Saudi nationals allegedly involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
They will face asset freezes and travel bans under the new regime.
Others included on the list were involved in systematic killings of the Rohingyas in Burma and the North Korean gulags.
Addressing the Commons, the Foreign Secretary organised criminals will not be able to launder their blood money in the UK.
He said: “The regulations will enable us to impose travel bans and asset freezes against those involved in serious human rights violations.
“They include first the right to life, threatened by assassination and extra judicial killing, second the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment, and third the right to be free from slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour.
“The powers enable us to target a wider network of perpetrators including those who facilitate, incite, promote or support any of these crimes and this extends beyond state officials to non-state actors as well.”
He added that organised criminals will “not be able to launder your blood money in this country”.
He paid tribute to Sergei Magnitsky and said his family were watching the Commons proceedings from the Foreign Office.
Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky uncovered large-scale tax fraud in his home country and died in prison after giving evidence against corrupt officials. He lends his name to the US Magnitsky Act which imposes sanctions on human rights abusers.
Mr Raab told MPs: “I hope that today in this House we show our solidarity with the family that Sergei Magnitsky left behind, his wife Natalya, his son Nikita and I can tell the House they will be watching from the Foreign Office in my office as we speak.”
Shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy said the UK has been a “haven” to those who use corruption, torture and murder to further their own ends, adding to the Commons: “Today I hope sends a strong message that the UK is not their home and that their dirty money is not welcome here.”
She pressed on transparency and the scope of the measures announced by the Foreign Secretary, including the need to include corruption as it goes “hand in hand” with human rights abuses.
Dominic Raab replied: “On corruption, the work is already under way, we’re committed to doing it.
“There are different definitions of corruption, which is one of the challenges there has been on the international level.”
Mr Raab confirmed the legislation will apply to UK overseas territories and crown dependencies, and also noted the designations will be published online – which he said met Labour’s desire for transparency.
Mr Raab added: “(MPs) will be interested to know I’m looking at the UN convention against corruption and the practice already under way under the frameworks in jurisdictions like the United States and Canada.”
Mr Raab spoke about the first designations under the regulations, adding: “We are imposing sanctions on individuals involved in some of the most notorious human rights violations in recent years.
“The first designations will cover those individuals involved in the torture and murder of Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer who disclosed the biggest known tax fraud in Russian history.
“The designations will also include those responsible for the brutal murder of the writer and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. They will include those who perpetrated the systemic and brutal violence against the Rohingya population in Myanmar and they also include two organisations bearing responsibility for the enslavement, torture and murder that takes place in North Korea’s wretched gulags in which it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of prisoners have perished over the last 50 years.
“And so with these first designations, this Government and I hope this House and this country makes it crystal clear to those who abuse their power to inflict unimaginable suffering, we will not look the other way, you cannot set foot in this country and we’ll seize your blood drenched ill gotten gains if you try.”