Sanctions Profile: Burundi

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EU sanctions on Burundi were first imposed in October 2015, by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763, following Pierre Nkurunziza’s disputed election to a third term as President, breaking a decade-old agreement on a two-term limit, and the violent crisis that followed.

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Third countries align with 7 EU sanctions regimes

In October, the EU adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1663, which renewed sanctions against 3 Libyan nationals for 6 months; Council Decision CFSP 2019/1720, which established a new sanctions regime against Nicaragua in view of the recent human rights abuses in the region (see post); Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1721, and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1722, which renewed for 1 year restrictive measures …

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US continues sanctions on Iran and Burundi for 1 year

Iran In 1979, the US declared a national emergency in respect of Iran, and imposed US-wide asset freezing measures on the Government of Iran and the Central Bank of Iran. The US has extended the national emergency as declared in Executive Order (E.O) 12170 to continue these sanctions for 1 year. White House Press Release. Burundi In November 2015, the …

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UK prepares to transfer EU sanctions on Guinea and Burundi into new UK sanctions regimes

The UK has published legislation to transfer its sanctions on Burundi and the Republic of Guinea, which implement EU sanctions, into standalone UK sanctions regimes upon Brexit.  The purpose of this change is to ensure that the UK is able to operate its own sanctions regimes in relation to the two countries after it leaves the EU.  The UK has …

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Third countries align with recent EU sanctions

Chemical Weapons:  Last month, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1544, which established a new sanctions regime targeting the use and proliferation of chemical weapons (see previous blog).  The following countries have aligned themselves with that Decision: Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, and Georgia. See EU Press Release.  Moldova, Rep of Guinea & Burundi: Last month, the...

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US extends Burundi sanctions

In November 2015, the US adopted Executive Order 13712, which declared a national emergency in respect of Burundi (US asset freezes and travel bans were imposed on persons contributing to the situation in Burundi). Last week (16 November 2018), President Donald Trump extended those sanctions for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared. See White House press release....

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Current Sanctions

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Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1755

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1605

Consolidated

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1745

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1933

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1612

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1788

The Burundi (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1740)