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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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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UK publishes post-Brexit sanctions regulations on DRC and South Sudan

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 […]

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OFAC add 9 to South Sudan sanctions list

OFAC has added 3 individuals and 6 entities to its South Sudan sanctions list, pursuant to Executive Order 13664 (asset freeze and travel ban). Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated for being “leaders of entities whose actions have the purpose or effect of expanding or extending the conflict in South Sudan”. Those designated […]

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EU implements UN arms embargo on South Sudan

On 13 July 2018, the UN Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 2428 (2018), which (inter alia) imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan until 31 May 2019 and designated two “high-ranking” individuals (Malek Reuben Riak Rengu and Paul Malong Awan) for targeted measures (previous blog). Earlier this week (13 August), the EU implemented those UN sanctions...

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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

South Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019