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Restrictive measures against UK Human Rights Designations


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Overview of current sanctions measures

The UK Global Human Rights sanctions regime is aimed at deterring and providing accountability for serious violations of an individual’s human rights:

  • right to life
  • right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • right to be free from slavery, not to be held in servitude or required to perform forced or compulsory labour.

Current financial sanction measures against persons designated by the UK on human rights grounds include:

  • freezing of funds and economic resources

Latest news

7 July 2020

The Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (UK Human Rights Designations) (Jersey) Order 2020 comes into force, linking to the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 of the UK. Consequently, any designations made by the UK under these Regulations are effective immediately in Jersey. 49 entries have been designated and are now subject to an asset freeze.

Jersey regime

In Jersey, the Minister for External Relations, in pursuance of Article 3 of the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (the SAFL) and having regard to the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 of the UK (the UK Regulations), made the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (UK Human Rights Designations) (Jersey) Order 2020 (the Jersey Human Rights Order), in force from 7 July2020.

The Jersey Human Rights Order imposes the asset-freeze provisions in Part 3 of the SAFL, by designating any person listed under regulation 5 of the UK Regulations for the purposes of regulations 11 to 15 of those Regulations. Additionally, the UK Human Rights Order makes reference to the “relevant acts” of the UK Regulations, to be considered when the Minister deciding whether to grant, vary or revoke a licence under Article 16 of the SAFL.
The reference to offences listed under Parts 6 and 8 of the SAFL, equally applies to the Jersey Human Rights Order.

Legal acts

United Kingdom

Copies of recent sanctions notices, UK legislation and relevant guidance can be found on Gov.UK website Financial Sanctions, Global Human Rights.


Legislation on Jersey Legal Information Board website.

  • Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (UK Human Rights Designations) (Jersey) Order 2020
  • Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019

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Regulator Information

Abbreviation: JFSC
Jurisdiction: Jersey

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