The European Union has published Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1275/2014 which implements Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005, and Council Implementing Decision 2014/862/CFSP which implements Council Decision 2010/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against persons acting in violation of the arms embargo with regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The new Regulation adds 31 people and 9 entities to the list of those subject to asset freezes and travel bans, thereby implementing the new consolidated list of individuals and entities subject to restrictive measures issued by the UN Security Council on 31 October 2014.
The EU has also published a notice informing them of their right to submit a request for their listing to be reconsidered to the UN Focal Point for De-listing, or to the Council of the European Union, and to challenge the listing before the European court. There is also another notice for the “data subjects” (the same people / entities) under the EU data protection Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 informing them that the data controller is the Council of the EU, giving contact details in relation to the data processing operation.
All EU measures currently in force against the Democratic Republic of Congo can be found on the ‘sanctions in force’ section of this blog.