Implementing a decision of the UN Security Council (previous blog here), the EU has added 4 people to its Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions list, see Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/202 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/197.
The individuals are Muhindo Akili Mundos, General in the DRC’s armed forces, Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga Wa Bafunkwa Kanonga, Katangan rebel leader, Guidon Shimiray Mwissa, founder of the NDC-R armed group, and Lucien Nzambamwita, military leader of the FDLR armed group.
The EU Notice explains that these individuals may submit a request to the UN’s Focal Point for a reconsideration of their respective UN designations and may challenge the EU’s decision to implement the UN designations in the EU General Court. The US implemented these designations last week (previous blog here). UK OFSI Notice here.