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The Burundi (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015 - Advisory Warning No. 12 of 2015 (16 December 2015)


Advisory Warnings No. 12 of 2015

16 December, 2015

ADVISORY WARNING

 

The Burundi (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015

(U.K.S.I. 2015 No. 1898)

 

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) is advising the public that on 10th December, 2015, The Burundi (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015 (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 Burundi adopted by the European Union in Council Decision 2015/1763/CFSP adopted on 1st October 2015.

The sanctions imposed include an asset freeze and travel ban against persons, entities or bodies designated by the Council of the European Union as undermining democracy or obstructing the search for a political solution in Burundi, including by acts of violence, repression or inciting violence, as well as persons, entities or bodies involved in planning, directing or committing acts that violate international human rights law or international humanitarian law, as applicable, or that constitute serious human rights abuses, in Burundi, as well as persons, entities or bodies 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 Council Decision 2015/1763 CFSP of 1st October 2015 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32015D1763&rid=1

The Burundi (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1898/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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