Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Central African Republic

Recent Sanctions-related UN Resolutions

27 January 2016 – With Resolution 2262 the Security Council decides to extend the arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze until 31 January 2017. The measures applies to individuals and entities designated by the Committee as engaging in acts undermining the peace, stability or security of CAR or acting in violation of the arms embargo.

The measures do not apply to the supply of arms, advice or training intended solely for the support of or use by MINUSCA, the AU Regional Task Force, and the European Union Missions and French Forces deployed in the CAR. Sanctions do not apply, determined on a case-by case basis, to travel justified on the grounds of humanitarian need or to payments for basic expenses, like foodstuffs.

The mandate of the Sanctions Committee applies to the measures extended in this resolution. The Committee’s mandate, as well as the mandate of the Panel of Experts, is extended until 31 January 2017.

22 January 2015 – With Resolution 2196 the Security Council decides to extend the arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze until 29 January 2016. The measures do not apply to the supply of arms, advice or training intended solely for the support of or use by MINUSCA, the AU Regional Task Force, and the European Union Missions and French Forces deployed in the CAR or by the CAR security forces in the SSR process.

The mandate of the Sanctions Committee and the Panel of Experts is extended until 29 January 2016.

10 April 2014 – With Resolution 2149 the Security Council decides that MINUSCA shall monitor the implementation of measures imposed in 2013 (SCR 2127) in cooperation with the Groups of Experts established pursuant to the same resolution.

18 January 2014 – With Resolution 2134 the Security Council imposes a travel ban and an assets freeze on persons in the CAR violating the arms embargo or supporting armed groups or criminal networks.

The mandate of the Sanctions Committee and the Panel of Experts is extended one year from the adoption of this resolution.

5 December 2013 – With Resolution 2127 the Security Council imposes an arms embargo on the CAR. A Sanctions Committee is established to monitor the measures.