Sanctions Profile: South Sudan

At a glance

The UN introduced sanctions on South Sudan in 2015, by UN Security Council Resolution 2206, in view of its “grave alarm” over the conflict between South Sudan’s government and opposition forces in the country.

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OFAC designates 2 South Sudanese businessmen & 6 companies under Global Magnitsky Act

Last week (11 October), OFAC designated 2 people, Ashraf Seed Ahmed Al-Cardinal and Kur Ajing Ater, pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (E.O. 13818) on the basis of their involvement in corruption in South Sudan. 5 companies determined to be owned/controlled by Mr Al-Cardinal, and 1 company owned/controlled Mr Ajing were also […]

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EU updates identifying information for 1 individual listed under South Sudan sanctions

The EU has updated the information on its sanctions list for Paul Malong Awan Anei, who is listed under its sanctions on South Sudan.  The update implements a change made by the UN to its own sanctions list, and adds additional identifying information. See Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1208 implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/735 and Council […]

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UNSC renews arms embargo & sanctions against South Sudan for 1 year

The United Nations Security Council has renewed the arms embargo imposed on South Sudan last year (see post), and prolonged targeted sanctions against individuals said to be blocking peace in South Sudan until 31 May 2020. In addition, the mandate of the Panel of Experts overseeing the sanctions regime is extended until 30 June 2020; […]

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UK Brexit regulations on Russia and guidance on South Sudan and Guinea-Bissau

The UK has published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on Russia, which will come into force if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal. Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/855 and Explanatory Memorandum. The UK has released guidance on regulations on the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and South […]

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US extends South Sudan sanctions for 1 year

The US is continuing sanctions on South Sudan for 1 year by extending the national emergency as declared in Executive Order (EO) 13663. These sanctions impose asset freezes and travel bans on those responsible for (inter alia) “widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and obstruction […]

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Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) 2015/735

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/735

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1112

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/402

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/164

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1115

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1116

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1934


Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/740

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/740

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1118

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/414

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/168

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1125

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1946

The Export Control (Sudan and South Sudan Sanctions) and (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2925)

The South Sudan (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1361)

South Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019