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Sweden Explains It All: EU Sudan sanctions

This is the history behind the sanctions: The United Nations has long expressed concern about the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, and condemned the gross violations of human rights committed there. To put greater pressure on those involved in the conflict, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1556 in 2004 which […]

On-Demand Webcast on Conflict Minerals

Offered by Compliance Week – and it's free!: Webcast Forum: Conflict Minerals | On Demand Supply Chain Market Access Requirements: Conforming to Conflict Minerals Initiatives and Other Emerging Demands for Transparency This webcast is free to attend and is now on demand. Webcast Description: Product compliance is no longer a […]

Sweden Explains It All: Egypt

This is the historical background on the EU sanctions against Egypt: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and several ministers were forced to resign as a result of widespread popular protests in February 2011. The Egyptian authorities have initiated legal action against several of these individuals and those close to them on […]

A little color from Treasury on Zimbabwe

It's always nice to hear the stories behind the listings. Here's Treasury's press release on the 4 newbies on the Zimbabwe sanctions list: Treasury Sanctions Persons for Role in Undermining Zimbabwean Democracy 4/17/2014 Targeted Sanctions Support Democratic Aspirations of the People of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwean Anti-Corruption Efforts WASHINGTON – The […]

April 17, 2014: EU, HMT meddle in North Korea

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 386/2014 removes the following person from North Korean sanctions: SONG-TAEK, Chang DOB: (1) 02/02/1946. (2) 06/02/1946. (3) 23/02/1946. POB: North Hamgyong province a.k.a: SONG-TAEK, Jang Passport Details: PS 736420617 (as of 2006) Position: Member of the National Defence Commission. Director of the Administrative Department of […]