Initial Imposition of EU Sanctions and Subsequent Amendments
EU sanctions were first imposed on the Republic of Guinea in October 2009 in response to the violent crackdown on protests by the country’s military regime in September of that year (2009/788/CFSP).
These measured included an arms embargo, an embargo on the supply of equipment which could be used for internal repression; and also travel bans against the members of the government.
Restrictions have been eased since the positive response to the presidential election of November 2010.
Most recently (April 2014) the embargo was lifted, though measures against individuals remain in place.
There are no UN sanctions in force against Guinea. EU sanctions are imposed pursuant to the EU’s autonomous Common Foreign and Security Policy powers.
Form of the Sanctions
Criteria for Inclusion in Targeted Measures
Those targeted by measures include the President, as well as ministers and senior figures within the ruling the junta, the CNDD.
Provisions in Force
Council Decision 2010/638/CFSP (OJ L 280, 25 October 2010) contains: notice to listed persons; travel restrictions; and asset freezes
Amended by Council Decision 2011/169/CFSP (OJ L 76, 21 March 2011) amendment to scope of restrictions contained with travel bans and asset freezes; list of persons subject to sanctions
Amended by Council Decision 2013/515/CFSP (OJ L 280, 21 October 2013) amendment to expiry date of measures
Amended by Council Decision 2014/213/CFSP (OJ L 111, 14 April 2014) ends arms embargo – including on material that could be used for internal repression
Amended by Council Decision 2014/728/CFSP (OJ L 301, 21 October 2014) amendment to expiry date of measures
Council Regulation (EU) No 1284/2009 (OJ L 346, 22 December 2009) contains: notice to listed persons; and asset freezes
Amended by Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2011 (OJ L 76, 21 March 2011) list of persons subject to asset freezes; amendment to scope of asset freezes
Amended by Council Regulation (EU) No 380/2014 (OJ L 111, 14 April 2014) ends the export ban on equipment that could be used for internal repression
Condé v Council (Case T-210/10) (Date of lodging: 5 May 2010).
Camara v Council (Case T-295/10) (Date of lodging: 7 July 2010).