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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EU Council calls on UNSC to renew South Sudan arms embargo

The EU Council has adopted conclusions supporting the ongoing peace process in South Sudan and the work of the Revitalised Transitional Government. The Council has also called on the UN Security Council to renew the arms embargo against South Sudan when it expires on 31 May 2020. The arms embargo was initially implemented in 2015 pursuant to Resolution 2206 (2015), …

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US renews South Sudan sanctions for 1 year

The US is renewing sanctions on South Sudan for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared in Executive Order 13663. The sanctions impose an asset freeze and travel ban on those involved in activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, including “widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, …

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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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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)