Sanctions Profile: Burundi

At a glance

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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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 […]

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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...

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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....

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EU extends Rep of Guinea, Moldova & Burundi sanctions for 1 year

The EU has extended for 1 year its sanctions in respect of: The Republic of Guinea – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1611 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1604 (measures extended until 27 October 2019). Moldova – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1610 (measures extended until 31 October 2019). Burundi – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1612, Council Implementing Regulation...

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EU renews Burundi sanctions

The EU announced today that it has renewed its restrictive measures against Burundi for another year, until 31 October 2018. The measures apply to 4 people “whose activities are deemed to be undermining democratic governance and obstructing the search for a peaceful political solution in Burundi”, including “acts of violence, repression or incitement to violence...

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Current Sanctions

EU

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