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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US renews 4 sanctions regimes for 1 year

In March 2021, the US renewed its sanctions regimes in respect of Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Iran and malicious cyber activities. Those sanctions have been renewed for 1 year by continuing the national emergencies declared in the Executive Orders that introduced and amended the respective regimes.

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Sanctions imposed over Uyghur abuses & other human rights violations

China The UK, the EU and Canada have imposed sanctions (asset freezing measures and travel bans) under their respective global human rights sanctions regimes on 4 senior Chinese officials and a state-run security body for serious human rights violations against Uyghurs and people from other minorities in the Xinjiang region in China. They are alleged to have been responsible for …

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US lists former first lady of the Gambia & a Sudanese company

The US State Department has announced 2 designations pursuant to Executive Order 13818 (Global Magnitsky sanctions). The first is former first lady of the Gambia, Zineb Souma Yahya Jammeh, on the grounds that she is believed to control overseas assets of her husband, Yahya Jammeh, former President of the Gambia. In 2018, on account of Mr Jammeh’s alleged involvement in …

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UNSC warns of South Sudan sanctions

The UN Security Council President, Christoph Heusgen (Germany) has released a press statement warning that actions which threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan may be subject to sanctions, and recalling that sanctions measures will be reviewed following progress in implementing all provisions of the Revitalised Agreement. Concern was expressed at the recent violence between armed groups, which …

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UNSC renews South Sudan arms embargo & sanctions for 1 year

The United Nations Security Council has renewed the arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions against individuals said to be blocking peace in South Sudan until 31 May 2021. The mandate of the Panel of Experts overseeing the sanctions regime has also been continued until 1 July 2021. The press release says the UNSC have concerns over the “continued fighting …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

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

Consolidated

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 South Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/438)