EU renews Guinea-Bissau sanctions

The EU has published a notice (link here) stating that it has reviewed all of the people & entities listed on its Guinea-Bissau sanctions and decided that sanctions should continue to apply to them. These measures target people who played a leading role in the coup d’état of 12 April 2012, and those who aim to undermine the rule of law and curtail the primacy of civilian power.


The EU has renewed its Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime until 30 April 2016.  Under the sanctions, listed people and entities are subject to an EU-wide travel ban and asset freeze.

The sanctions target those who are seeking to prevent or block the country’s peaceful political process or are undermining its security and stability. In particular, the sanctions target those who played a leading role in the mutiny of 1 April 2010 and the coup d’état of 12 April 2012 and whose actions continue to be directed at undermining the rule of law and civilian power.

The sanctions regime was originally imposed by Council Regulation (EU) 377/2012 and Council Decision 2012/285/CFSP.  The EU’s notice to listed people and entities informing them of the renewal is here.