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The OFAC Book of Why: Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions

This one, which is often not so top-of-mind in the US, comes to OFAC via the United Nations. President George W. Bush issued an Executive Order on February 8, 2006 sanctioning Côte d’Ivoire because:

Despite the intervention and effort of the international community, numerous violations of human rights and international humanitarian law have been perpetrated against civilians during the ongoing political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. The United Nations Security Council, expressing deep concern about the hostilities and the repeated violations of the May 3, 2003 ceasefire agreement, issued Resolution 1572. It determined that the situation in Côte d’Ivoire poses a threat to international peace and security in the region and called on member states to take certain measures against those responsible.

The Executive Order blocked the “property of persons contributing to the political and social unrest in Côte d’Ivoire.”

Categories: Côte d'Ivoire Sanctions Sanctions Lists


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