On May 18, 2012, in response to a military coup which occurred the previous month in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2048 (2012). Resolution 2048 provides, among other measures, for a travel ban on certain individuals, listed in the resolution or designated afterwards by a Security Council sanctions committee, who are linked to the coup or to the regime set up in its wake.

In Canada, the implementation of this travel ban is ensured under existing provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.


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