By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Central African Republic

At a glance

The UN imposed sanctions on the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013, in response to the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the country, by UN Security Council Resolution 2127.

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UK lists 4 people & 1 entity involved in gender-based violence

To mark International Women’s Day, the UK has listed 4 people and 1 entity said to be involved in gender-based violence under its Iran, Syria, South Sudan and CAR sanctions regimes. Press Release, House of Commons Statement, Notice, Notice, Notice & Notice. Iran The Headquarters for Enjoining Right and Forbidding Evil and its head official Seyyed Mohammed Saleh Hashemi Golpayegani …

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EU implements UN sanctions humanitarian exemption & amends Somalia sanctions regime

The European Council has implemented the humanitarian exemption to UN sanctions set out by UNSC Resolution 2664 (2022) with respect to its Somalia, CAR, Yemen, Haiti, Iraq and Lebanon (assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri) sanctions regimes. See previous post. Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/338 and Council Regulation (EU) 2023/331. Under the exemption, the making available of funds or economic …

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US sanctions Wagner Group & supporters of Russia’s military complex

The US has imposed sanctions on the Wagner Group and its associates. Press Release, Factsheet, Press Release & Notice. Department of State Pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14024, the State Department has designated: Aleksei Alekseevich Malyarevich and 5 entities over their alleged links to the Wagner Group: Charter Green Light, Africa Politology; Prime Security and Development, Sewa Security Services and …

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EU tracks UN adoption of exceptions to CAR arms embargo

The EU has amended its Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime in line with UNSC Resolution 2648 (2022), which was adopted in July 2022. Press Release. The amendments change the title of Decision 2013/798/CFSP and provide for additional exceptions to the arms embargo and notification requirements. Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1626 & Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1621.

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UN designates UPC & ISIL-K leaders

The UN has added Ali Darassa, the founder and leader of the CAR militia Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC), to its CAR sanctions list. Press Release. Mr Darassa was listed by the US on 18 December 2021 (previous post). He has also been designated by the UK (Notice) and Switzerland (Notice). Update: Ali Darassa was designated by the …

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Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 691/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1276/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/324

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/734

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1485

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2454

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/354

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/555

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1442

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/400

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/890

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/906

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1090

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/325

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/387

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/698

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/757

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1735

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/582

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/717

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1194

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/1311

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/707

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1819


Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2014/125/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/382/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/863/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/336

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/739

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1488

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/2459

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/360

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/564

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1446

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/412

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/901

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/916

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1103

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/332

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/391

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/699

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/763

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/1576

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1737

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/408

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/584

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/720

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1195

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1312

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/712

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1823

The Central African Republic (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/616)

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