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.Show full details
The sanctions comprised an arms embargo, which was supplemented on 28 January 2014 by targeted asset freezes and travel bans against people undermining the peace and stability of the CAR or violating the arms embargo.
The EU implemented all of the UN’s sanctions in 2014 by Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014, which are still current (as amended). The EU does not impose its own autonomous sanctions listings.
Summary of Current UN Sanctions:
People and entities:
The UK has passed the Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/26, which make amendments to a number of EU sanctions regimes to ensure (inter alia) that they continue to apply within the UK after Brexit. The Regulations will come into force on exit day.
On 30 January 2018, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2399 (2018), which (inter alia) amended the exemptions to the arms embargo and the designation criteria under its Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime. The EU has implemented those changes today by adopting Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/391 and Council Regulation (EU) 2018/387.
In line with the UN Security Council, the EU has updated the entry of ‘Ri Su Yong’ under its North Korea sanctions list by adding the following statement: “Served as Korea Ryonbong General Corporation representative in Cuba”. See Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/331 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/324. UK OFSI Notice here. The EU […]
The UN Security Council has passed UNSC Resolution 2399 (2018), which extends its sanctions regime against the Central African Republic (CAR). As a result, the existing arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes will continue to operate until 31 January 2019. UN press release here.
OFAC has designated two individuals, Okat Lukwang and Musa Hatari, pursuant to Executive Order 13667, which targets certain persons “contributing to the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), including those that support armed groups involved in activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the CAR through the illicit trade of natural resources.” Both […]