Central African Republic
On December 5, 2013, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the United Nations Security Council (“Security Council”) adopted Resolution 2127 (2013), imposing an arms embargo against the Central African Republic (“CAR”). On January 28, 2014, the Security Council also adopted Resolution 2134 (2014), which imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on individuals or entities designated by the Committee of the Security Council (the Committee) established under paragraph 57 of Security Council Resolution 2127 (2013). The Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Central African Republic came into force on June 19, 2014 and implement the decisions of the Security Council in Canadian domestic law.
Subject to certain exceptions, the measures imposed against CAR include:
- a prohibition on the export of arms and related materiel to CAR or to any person in CAR;
- a prohibition on the provision, to any person in the CAR, of technical assistance related to military activities;
- an assets freeze against persons designated by the UN sanctions committee established to oversee the arms embargo (the Committee); and
- a travel ban against persons designated by the Committee.
Regulations made under the United Nations Act:
- Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic (SOR/2014-163): entered into force on June 19, 2014
- United Nations Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 2127 (2013) (information concerning the work of the Committee including related UN Security Council resolutions and a consolidated list of designated persons)
- DFATD Trade Controls & Technical Barriers Bureau
- DFATD Canada – Central African Republic Relations
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