Canadian Sanctions Related to Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Prohibitions

The measures imposed against Côte d'Ivoire have been repealed.

Background

On November 15, 2004, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1572 imposing sanctions against Côte d'Ivoire in response to the resumption of hostilities in Côte d'Ivoire and the repeated violations of the ceasefire agreement of May 3, 2003.

The measures imposed against Côte d'Ivoire were renewed by the Security Council in subsequent resolutions. Resolution 1975 (2011), passed by the Security Council on March 30, 2011, expanded the list of designated persons.

In accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, decisions of the Security Council are binding on all states members and Canada implemented them by making the United Nations Côte d’Ivoire Regulations, which entered into force May 3, 2005.  Implementation of the travel ban imposed by Resolution 1572 (2004) was ensured in Canada under existing provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

On April 28, 2016, the Security Council decided in Resolution 2283 to terminate the measures that it had imposed. On April 13, 2017, Canada repealed the United Nations Côte d’Ivoire Regulations.

Selected Documents

Regulations made under the United Nations Act:

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Legal Advice

Please be advised that Global Affairs Canada cannot provide legal advice to members of the public. For this reason, we cannot deliver an opinion as to whether or not a specific activity or transaction would contravene sanctions legislation. You should consider seeking legal advice in relation to an activity that may contravene a Canadian sanction law.