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The Afghanistan (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2012 - Advisory Warning No. 24 of 2012 (12 October 2012)

Advisory Warning No. 24 of 2012

12 October, 2012

ADVISORY WARNING

The Afghanistan (United Nations Measures)

(Overseas Territories) Order 2012

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 12 October, 2012 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) wishes to advise the general public, including all regulated and other persons that they are required to comply with the requirements of The Afghanistan (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2012 (the “2012 Order”).

 

This 2012 Order gives effect to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1988 (2011) adopted on 17 June, 2011. Resolution 1988 (2011) maintains in force the sanctions first imposed by Resolution 1267 (1999) against the Taliban. In parallel the Security Council adopted Resolution 1989 (2011) maintaining its previous sanctions against persons associated with Al-Qaida, but separating them out into a separate Resolution.

 

The main provisions of the 2012 Order in effect continue the asset freeze in respect of the Taliban and persons associated with them in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan as designated by the Security Council, and to prohibit funds being made available to such persons. The 2012 Order also prohibits the supply of military goods and technical assistance related to military activities to designated persons.

 

The list of persons designated by the Security Council is to be found at the following link:

http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/AQList.htm

 

The following is a link to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1988 (2011):

http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N11/379/01/PDF/N1137901.pdf?OpenElement

 

The following is a link to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1989 (2011):

http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N11/380/14/PDF/N1138014.pdf?OpenElement

 

The following is a link to view the 2012 Order in its entirety:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1758/contents/made

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