The UN first imposed sanctions on Sudan in 2004, by UN Security Council Resolution 1556, in response to the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region. It imposed an arms embargo on all non-governmental entities operating in Darfur, which was expanded to cover all parties to the N’djamena Ceasefire Agreement and to include asset freezes and travel bans in 2005, by UN Security Council Resolution 1591.Show full details
Current UN sanctions on Sudan continue to impose the arms embargo, asset freezes, and travel bans.
The EU implemented all UN sanctions on Sudan by Council Common Position 2004/31/CFSP, Council Regulation (EC) 131/2004 and Council Regulation (EC) 1184/2005. It also expanded the UN arms embargo to encompass the whole of Sudan, but its autonomous sanctions listings extend only to people and entities owned or controlled by those designated by the UN Sanctions Committee on Sudan.
Summary of Current UN Sanctions:
All non-governmental people and entities, including the Janjaweed, operating in Darfur; all parties to the N’djamena Ceasefire Agreement; and other belligerents.
Asset freeze and travel ban
People and entities that:
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People and entities that:
The UK has passed the Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/26, which make amendments to a number of EU sanctions regimes to ensure (inter alia) that they continue to apply within the UK after Brexit. The Regulations will come into force on exit day.
On 14 March 2018, the UN Security Council amended the entries of 3 people appearing under its Sudan sanctions list, namely: Musa Hilal Abdalla Alnsiem, Adam Yacub Sharif and Ibril Abdulkarim Ibrahim Mayu (previous blog here). Today, the EU has implemented those changes by adopting Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/516 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) […]
The UN Security Council has amended the entries of 3 people appearing under its Sudan sanctions list (Musa Hilal Abdalla Alnsiem, Adam Yacub Sharif and Ibril Abdulkarim Ibrahim Mayu). Those sanctions impose travel bans and asset freezes. UN press release here.
Pursuant to section 906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), OFAC has published Quarterly Reports (covering October 2015 – December 2017) on the number of licence applications it processed requesting authorisation to export agricultural commodities, medicine and medical devices to Iran and Sudan.
The EU has adopted Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1948 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1942, which updates the information relating to Mr Alnsiem on its Sudan sanctions list (see Annex I to Council Regulation (EU) No 747/2014). The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published a Notice on the amendment.