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The South Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014 - Advisory Warning No. 6 of 2015 (16 December 2015)


Advisory Warning No. 6 of 2015

16 December, 2015

ADVISORY WARNING

 

The South Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014

(U.K.S.I. 2014 No. 2703)

 

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) is advising the public that on 5th November 2014, The South 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 against South Sudan adopted by the European Union in Council Decision 2014/449/CFSP adopted on 10th July 2014.

For the sake of clarity, measures implemented by the European Union concerning South Sudan have been separated from measures concerning Sudan. The sanctions imposed include an arms embargo and a prohibition on the provision of related assistance to South Sudan and an asset freeze and travel ban against persons designated by the Council of the European Union as obstructing the political process in South Sudan, including by acts of violence or violations of ceasefire agreements, as well as persons responsible for serious violations of human rights in South Sudan and persons associated with them.

The Order makes provision for the Governor to license certain activities in line with exemptions under the sanctions regime.

The European Union in Council Decision 2014/449 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:32014D0449&rid=1

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

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/2703/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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