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
In March 2019, three officials in the DRC’s Electoral Commission (CENI) were added to US sanctions lists for “persistent corruption” and obstructing democratic elections in the DRC’s 2018 Presidential Election, see post. In a statement, the officials are challenging their designations on the basis that they are “unverifiable”, that military conflict caused the delay in […]
The EU General Court reviewed the basis for listing the 8 applicants who challenged their inclusion in the EU’s targeted sanctions relating to the DRC. The Court rejected them all, finding sufficient reasons and a sufficiently solid base for including them, in Case T-582/17 Boshab & Others v Council (26 March 2019).
The UK has published guidance relating to the following sanctions regimes: · ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (United Nations Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; · The Democratic Republic of Congo (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; · The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; and · Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance. […]
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 […]