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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OFAC adds CAR militia leader to SDN list

We reported yesterday (6 August 2020) that the UN Security Council Committee concerning the Central African Republic had added Bi Sidi Souleman to its sanctions list. OFAC has also announced the designation of Mr Souleman pursuant to E.O. 13667, on the grounds that he has contributed to the conflict in the CAR through his leadership of 3R, a militia which …

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UNSC designates leader of CAR militia group

The UN Security Council Committee concerning the Central African Republic has added Bi Sidi Souleman to its sanctions list, on the basis of his leadership of the CAR militia group, Retour, Réclamation, Réhabilitation (3R). 3R is said to have “killed, tortured, raped, and displaced civilians, and engaged in arms trafficking, illegal taxation activities, and warfare with other militias since its …

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UNSC renews Central African Republic sanctions regime for 1 year

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted resolution 2536 (2020), which renews its sanctions regime, including the arms embargo, with some exemptions, against the Central African Republic until 31 July 2021. Items exempt from the arms embargo comprise supplies to the CAR security forces of weapons with a calibre of 14.5 millimetres or less, ammunition and components for such weapons, …

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UNSC issues second warning of sanctions to CAR armed groups

The UN Security Council has released a press statement warning that those inciting violence or undermining peace in the Central African Republic could meet the sanctions criteria established under UNSC resolution 2399 (2018), as amended by resolution 2507 (2020). The Panel of Experts’ final report (8 July 2020) says that in anticipation of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections, armed …

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UK Brexit regulations on Central African Republic & Lebanon

The UK has published regulations under the Sanctions and Money Laundering Act 2018 on the Central African Republic and Lebanon, which will come into force on “exit day”, which is currently 11pm, 31 December 2020. The regulations will revoke and replace the EU and related UK legislation, which implements the UK’s obligations under the UN Security Council sanctions regimes. See …

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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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/582

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/717

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1194

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/1311


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

The Central African Republic (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/587)

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1735