Sanctions Profile: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

At a glance

UN sanctions on Yugoslavia were first introduced in May 1992, in response to Yugoslavia’s failure to implement a UN resolution calling for it to end internal conflict and respect a ceasefire agreement signed in April 1992.

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The sanctions have since been lifted, and Yugoslavia broken up into smaller states.

EU sanctions on Yugoslavia were first introduced in March 1998, by Common Position 98/240/CFSP, and imposed an arms embargo on the country and a travel ban on Serbian representatives responsible for repressive action in Kosovo. In particular, the sanctions were imposed in view of violence against the Kosovar Albanian community in Kosovo. The sanctions were independent of UN sanctions on Yugoslavia.

The EU’s sanctions on Yugoslavia have since been lifted.  There remains in force a prohibition on satisfying claims in respect of contracts and transactions, the performance of which was affected by measures imposed by UN Security Council Resolution 757 (1992) and related resolutions.

Summary of Current EU Sanctions:

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  • Prohibition on the satisfaction of claims in respect of contracts and transactions, the performance of which was affected by measures imposed by UN Security Council Resolution 757 (1992) and related resolutions.

 

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Current Sanctions

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Council Regulation (EC) No 1733/1994

Common Position 94/366/CFSP

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2018

Sanctions Review Procedure (EU Exit) Regulations 2018