By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Haiti


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 …

SomaliaSomalia Central African RepublicCentral African Republic YemenYemen HaitiHaiti IraqIraq LebanonLebanon

Canada lists 2 under Haiti sanctions

Charles Saint-Rémy, a Haitian businessman and associate of former President of Haiti Michel Martelly, and Arnel Bélizaire, a former member of the Haitian parliament, have been added to Canada’s Haiti sanctions list over their alleged involvement in acts of significant corruption. They are said to have used their status as high-profile elites in Haiti to protect and enable the illegal …


UK implements UN Haiti sanctions regime

The Haiti (Sanctions) Regulations 2022, which implement the UN’s Haiti sanctions regime in UK law, were laid before Parliament on Wednesday (7 December 2022). The Regulations come into force on 28 December 2022. Explanatory Memorandum. See Guidance on the UK’s Haiti sanctions regime. The UN Security Council adopted a Haiti sanctions regime in October 2022 (previous post).


US & Canada designate Haitian political figures

On Friday (2 December 2022), OFAC designated Haitian senator Rony Celestin and former Haitian senator Richard Lenine Hervé Fourcand pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14059 (global counter narcotics sanctions). Mr Celestin is said to have used his political position to orchestrate the import and export of drugs, while Mr Fourcand is alleged to have used his own aircraft to transport …


Canada imposes new Belarus & Haiti sanctions

This week Canada imposed new targeted sanctions in respect of Belarus & Haiti. On 22 November 2022, Canada announced further amendments (effective from 17 November) to its Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations by adding 22 individuals and 16 entities, involved in military manufacturing, technology, engineering, banking and railway transportation, to its Belarus sanctions list.  (Press release & notice) On 19 …

BelarusBelarus HaitiHaiti

Current Sanctions


Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 1264/1994

Common Position

Common Position 94/315/CFSP

Share this page on: