On August 11, 2006, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1701 imposing sanctions against Lebanon, in response to the continued escalation of hostilities in Lebanon and Israel stemming from Hizbollah's attack of July 12, 2006, on Israel. The resolution was also adopted in recognition of the commitment of the Government of Lebanon to extend its authority over its territory, through its own legitimate armed forces, such that there will be no weapons without the consent of the Government of Lebanon and no authority other than that of the Government of Lebanon.
The Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Lebanon implement the decisions of the Security Council in Canadian domestic law.
Subject to certain exceptions, the measures imposed against Lebanon include:
- a prohibition on the export of arms and related material to any person in Lebanon; and
- a prohibition on the provision to any person in Lebanon of any technical assistance related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of arms and related material
Regulations made under the United Nations Act:
- Justice Canada consolidation of the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Lebanon
- Regulations Amending the United Nations Liberia Regulations and the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Lebanon (SOR/2009-23): entered into force on January 29, 2009
- Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Lebanon (SOR/2007-204): entered into force on September 18, 2007 (see page 28 of the linked document)
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006)
- DFATD Trade Controls & Technical Barriers Bureau
- DFATD Canada-Lebanon Relations
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