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The OFAC Book of Why: Democratic Republic of the Congo sanctions

Executive Order 13413, signed by President George W. Bush on October 27, 2006, implements sanctions against “persons contributing to the conflict” in the DRC. This is not a broad-based sanctions, but is limited to individuals who are/have:

  • Political or military leader of a foreign armed group operating in the DRC that impedes the disarmament, repatriation, or resettlement of combatants, or of a Congolese armed group that impedes the disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration of combatants

  • Political or military leader recruiting or using children in armed conflict in the DRC in violation of applicable international law

  • Committed serious violations of international law involving the targeting of children in situations of armed conflict in the DRC, including killing and maiming, sexual violence, abduction, and forced displacement

  • Supplied arms or related materiel in violation of the United Nations arms embargo on the DRC

  • Provided material support for any of these activities

Categories: DRC (Congo) Sanctions


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