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Overview of current sanctions measures

Current financial sanction measures implemented by Jersey in relation to the Central African Republic include:

  • Freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities and bodies
  • Travel restrictions
  • Prohibition to satisfy claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies
  • Arms embargo
  • Ban on provision of certain services

Latest news

29 May 2020

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/717 (“the Amending Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the Council of the European Union. It amended Annex I to the Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 with effect from 29 May 2020.

The Amending Regulation reflects the Decision SC/14179 made on 5 May 2020 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)  to amend identification information for one person on its list of persons and entities subject to an asset freeze.

5 May 2020

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established by Resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic amended identification information of 1 entry on its list of individuals and entities subject to an asset freeze. The UNSC Committee Decision SC/14179 was published on 5 May 2020.

29 April 2020

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/582 (“the Amending Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the Council of the European Union. It amended Annex I to the Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 with effect from 29 April 2020.

The Amending Regulation reflects the Decision SC/14165 made on 20 April 2020 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)  to add one person to the list of persons and entities subject to an asset freeze.

21 April 2020

On 20 April 2020 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established by Resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic approved the addition of 1 entry to its list of individuals and entities subject to an asset freeze. The UNSC Committee Decision SC/14165 was published on 21 April 2020.   

17 March 2020

The European Council has adopted a Decision (CFSP) 2020/408 to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2507 (2020) with effect from 18 March 2020.

31 January 2020

The UN Security Council Resolution 2507(2020) extends the exemptions to the arms embargo against Central African Republic until 31 July 2020.

18 October 2019

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1735 (“the Amending Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union to amend derogation provisions of the Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 related to technical assistance or brokering services, financing or financial assistance to the sale, supply, transfer or export of goods and technology, with effect from 19 October 2019. 

The Amending Regulation reflects the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee Decision SC/13950 made on 12 September 2019.

23 September 2019

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1574 (“the Amending Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, updating Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 with effect from 23 September 2019.

The Amending Regulation reflects the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee Decision SC/13942 made on 6 September 2019 to amend one entry on its Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze and travel ban.

12 September 2019

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee Decision SC/13950. The UN Security Council has decided to renew a modified sanctions regime against the Central African Republic until 31 January 2020 by adopting Resolution 2488 (2019).

6 September 2019

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee Decision SC/13942. One entry on its Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze and travel ban has been amended.

13 May 2019

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/757 (“the Amending Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, updating Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 with effect from 14 May 2019.

The Amending Regulation reflects the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee Decision SC/13786 made on 18 April 2019 to amend one entry on its Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze and travel ban.

Jersey regime

In accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions 2127(2013) and 2134(2014) providing for an arms embargo against the Central African Republic and the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain individuals undermining the peace and stability of the Central African Republic and having regard to Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP, the European Community adopted Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 concerning certain restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Central African Republic (EU Council Regulation).

The EU Legislation (Sanctions – Central African Republic) (Jersey) Order 2014 (the CAR Order) (in force from 12 December 2014) gives effect to, and applies the EU Council Regulation in Jersey.

Under Article 29 of the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019, if a person becomes a UN-listed person in relation to UNSCR 2134(2014) that person is to be treated, for the purpose of the CAR Order, as if that person were already listed for the purpose of an asset freeze in EU or UK sanctions provisions. This is an interim listing and ceases to have effect as soon as one of the following circumstances occurs:

  • 30 days after the person becomes a UN-listed person;
  • an amendment is made to an Annex of the EU or UK Sanctions provisions to list the person for the purpose of an asset freeze;
  • the person ceases to be a UN-listed person.

Under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2019 (the GPO), all of the standard general provisions, contained in Articles 3 to 8 of the GPO, must be read as part of the CAR Order. As the CAR Order is also a “prior EU sanctions Order”, the additional provisions in the Schedule to the GPO must be read as part of the CAR Order.

As stipulated in the CAR Order, any person who:

  • contravenes Article 2, 5 or 12 of the EU Council Regulation; or
  • intentionally furnishes false information or a false explanation to any person (the Minister or any authorised person by the Minister) exercising powers under paragraph 1 of the Schedule to the GPO; or
  • with intent to evade furnishing information or producing documents in accordance with paragraph 1 of the Schedule to the GPO, destroys, mutilates, defaces, secretes or removes any document; or

any person who, without reasonable excuse:

  • fails to comply with a request for information (or for a document or an explanation), made by the Minister (or by a person authorised by the Minister) under paragraph 1 of the Schedule to the GPO; or
  • contravenes Article 10(1) or 11(1) of the EU Council Regulation,

is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment and a fine.

Legal acts

United Nations Security Council Resolutions:

  • UNSCR 2127 (2013)
  • UNSCR 2134 (2014)

European Union

As the original EU Council Regulation has been subject of various amendments, the individual amending EU Regulations and the latest consolidated version of the original EU Council Regulation can be found on the EUR-Lex website.

To view the latest consolidated version using this website enter the number of the Regulation you wish to view into the search bar. This should bring up the relevant Regulation as the top search hit. Then click on the date which is hyperlinked after ‘Latest consolidated version’.

Jersey legislation

  • EU legislation (Sanctions – Central African Republic) (Jersey) Order 2014
  • Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2019
  • Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019

Further information

Useful information is provided on gov.uk regarding Financial sanctions, Central African Republic

Regulator Information

Abbreviation: JFSC
Jurisdiction: Jersey

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