Sanctions Profile: Maldives

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In July 2018, the EU adopted a framework to impose targeted sanctions against the Maldives. They comprise an asset freeze and travel ban, and will target those undermining the rule of law or obstructing an inclusive political solution in the Maldives, as well as those linked with the commission of serious human rights violations.

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3rd countries align with EU sanctions on Libya, DPRK, Russia/Ukraine, Maldives & Terrorism

Libya: On 30 July 2018, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1086, which removed an individual (Omar Ashkal) from its Libya sanctions. The following countries have aligned themselves with that Decision: Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Moldova, and Georgia. See EU press release. DPRK: On 30 July 2018, the EU […]

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EU considers sanctions against Burma, Cambodia and Maldives

Yesterday, the EU adopted conclusions on the situation in Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia and Maldives. In respect of Myanmar/Burma (particularly Rakhine State), the EU condemned the “ongoing widespread, systematic grave human rights violations committed by Myanmar/Burma military and security forces”. It also invited the High Representative to make proposals for an extension to the existing arms embargo,...

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EU adopts targeted sanctions framework against Maldives

Today, the EU announced that it has adopted a framework to impose targeted sanctions (travel ban and asset freeze) against those responsible for “undermining the rule of law or obstructing an inclusive political solution in the Maldives”, as well as those responsible for “serious human rights violations”. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1006 and Council Regulation...

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EU Parliament resolution calls for Maldives sanctions

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the EU to impose asset freezes and travel bans on members of the Maldivian government and their leading supporters in the Maldivian business community.  The resolution expresses “deep concern about the gradual deterioration of the democratic standards and increasingly authoritarian tendencies in the Maldives”, and calls...

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Current Sanctions

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Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1001

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1006

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2018

Sanctions Review Procedure (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019