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The Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014 - Advisory Warning No. 5 of 2015 (16 December 2015)


Advisory Warning No. 5 of 2015

16 December, 2015

ADVISORY WARNING

 

The Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014

(U.K.S.I. 2014 No. 2707)

 

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) is advising the public that on 5th November 2014, The Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014 (the “Order”) was ratified and extended to the Territory.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that this Order has been extended to the Territory by virtue of Schedule 1 to the Order.

AND NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Order gives effect in specified Overseas Territories to sanctions imposed on Sudan by United Nations Security Council resolutions 1556 (2004) of 30th July 2004, 1591 (2005) of 29th March 2005 and 1945 (2010) of 14th October 2010. This Order also reflects the implementation of these sanctions by the European Union in Council Decision 2014/450/CFSP adopted on 10th July 2014.

Council Decision 2014/450/CFSP repeals Council Decision 2011/423/CFSP which previously extended some restrictive measures in place against Sudan to South Sudan, which became a separate State on 9th July 2011. For the sake of clarity, the restrictive measures implemented by the European Union concerning Sudan have now been separated from measures concerning South Sudan. This Order revokes and replaces the Sudan and South Sudan (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2012, Sudan (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2005 and Sudan (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2004.

The sanctions imposed include an arms embargo and a prohibition on the provision of related assistance to Sudan and an asset freeze and travel ban against persons designated by the United Nations Security Council as those who impede the peace process, constitute a threat to stability in Darfur and the region, commit violations of international humanitarian law or human rights law or other atrocities, or violate the arms embargo. The Order makes provision for the Governor to license certain activities in line with exemptions under the sanctions regime.

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1556 (2004) may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/1556%282004%29

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005) may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/1591%282005%29

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1945 (2010) may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/1945%282010%29

The European Union in Council Decision 2011/423 CFSP of 18th July, 2011 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32011D0423&rid=1

The European Union in Council Decision 2014/450 CFSP of 10th July, 2014 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014D0450&rid=1

The Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/2707/made

Additional Links of Interest:

Consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK – this link updates automatically as new Orders are ratified and extended to the Overseas Territories:

http://hmt-sanctions.s3.amazonaws.com/sanctionsconlist.pdf

List of all Sanctions Orders still enforced and extended to the Overseas Territories: 

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/all?title=sanctions

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