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 lifts sanctions on Israeli General

OFAC has lifted sanctions on Israeli General Israel Ziv and 3 entities under his control. In December 2018, Mr Ziv was designated for expanding or extending the conflict in South Sudan following allegations that he supplied its government with weapons and ammunition. 2 other individuals and 3 entities listed in the same action on the same basis remain designated (see …

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OFAC lists South Sudan VP under Magnitsky sanctions

OFAC has added First Vice President of South Sudan, Taban Deng Gai to its Global Magnitsky sanctions list on the basis that he “arranged and directed the disappearance and deaths of human rights lawyer Samuel Dong Luak and SPLM-IO member Aggrey Idry” in order to intimidate and silence South Sudan’s opposition party (SPLM-IO). As a result, he will be subject …

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US South Sudan designations for extending conflict & obstructing peace process

OFAC has added 2 officials to its South Sudan sanctions list, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Martin Elia Lomuro, and the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Kuol Manyang Juuk, pursuant to Executive Order 13664 (asset freeze and travel ban). OFAC Notice and press release. Both officials are alleged to have extended the conflict in South Sudan by obstructing the …

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US State Dept – travel bans for undermining peace in S Sudan

The US Department of State has announced its intention to impose visa restrictions on people (and their family members) who have “undermine[d] or impede[d] the peace process in South Sudan” under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212(a)(3)(C). Conduct which could lead to a travel ban includes violating a ceasefire or the UN arms embargo, engaging in corruption that fuels …

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A further round of OFAC Magnitsky sanctions – 68 listed this week

Yesterday (11 November), OFAC designated 18 people (17 officials and 1 businessman) located in Burma, Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, the DRC and South Sudan under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (E.O. 13818) for their roles in serious human rights abuses. 6 entities owned/controlled by the businessman are subject to the same E.O.. These designations are in addition to the …

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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)