On 22 January 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a Resolution to renew and tighten the sanctions regime currently in place against the Central African Republic (CAR), as previously reported on this blog here.
In the Resolution, the Security Council expressed its “grave concern” that armed groups continue to destabilise the CAR and “pose a permanent threat to the peace, security, and stability of the country”.
UNSC Resolution 2196 (2015) renews the arms embargo, travel restrictions, and asset freezes instated by Resolutions 2127 and 2134. It extends each of these measures until 29 January 2016.
Further, it expands the scope of the designation criteria for individuals and entities subject to travel bans and asset freezes to include entities that are owned or controlled by a designated individual.
A full list of sanctions currently in force against the Central African Republic can be found in the “sanctions in force” section of this blog.