EU sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were first imposed in 1993, when it was known as Zaire, and consisted of an arms embargo against armed groups and travel bans against senior officials of the Mobuto regime.Subscribe for full access
OFAC has added 3 people to its Democratic Republic of Congo sanctions list following “persistent corruption by senior officials within the DRC’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) and the former Kabila Government to obstruct and delay preparations for credible and inclusive elections,” pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13412, as amended by E.O. 13671. See Treasury […]
The UK government has now published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on the following regimes: · The Democratic Republic of Congo (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/433. See Explanatory Memorandum. · South Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/438. See Explanatory Memorandum. These regulations will not come until force […]
In December 2018, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1940, which renewed sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo for another year. The sanctions comprise an arms embargo, a targeted asset freeze and travel ban on 14 individuals in response to “acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of the DRC”. See previous blog. […]
The EU has extended its Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions for 1 year until 12 December 2019. The measures comprise an arms embargo, as well as a targeted asset freeze and travel ban on 14 individuals “engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of the DRC”. See […]
Today, OFAC issued an amendment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions Regulations to implement Executive Order 13671 and to incorporate other technical and conforming changes. This regulatory amendment will take effect upon publication in the US Federal Register tomorrow (15 November 2018). See OFAC Notice.