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July 8, 2014: New US DRC sanctions Executive Order

Yesterday, President Obama issued a new Executive Order to expand the sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It amends Executive Order 13413, which is linked to below – in order to understand the substantive changes, Mr. Watchlist will spend some time comparing the original to the amended and will post anything of note in a future post. What it appears to be, at first blush, is an expansion of the behaviors that gets one sanctions. For example, new wording:

(A)  to be a political or military leader of a
               foreign armed group operating in the Democratic
               Republic of the Congo that impedes the
               disarmament, demobilization, voluntary
               repatriation, resettlement, or reintegration of
               combatants;

old wording:

(A) to be a political or military leader of a foreign armed group operating
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that impedes the disarmament,
repatriation, or resettlement of combatants;

One interesting note: “repatriation” is now limited to “voluntary repatriation”…

Links:

OFAC Notice

Executive Order

Executive Order 13413

 

Categories: DRC (Congo) Sanctions Executive Orders OFAC Updates Sanctions Regulations

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