Sudan: EU adopts new sanctions framework

17 October 2023

Following the ongoing conflict in Sudan, through Decision (CFSP) 2023/2135 and Regulation (EU) 2023/2147, on 9 October 2023 the Council of the European Union has adopted a new framework for targeted restrictive measures that gives the EU the possibility to impose sanctions against:

  • natural persons responsible for, or having engaged directly or indirectly in, providing support to, or benefitting from, actions or policies that threaten the peace, stability or security of Sudan;
  • natural persons obstructing or undermining efforts to resume the political transition in Sudan;
  • natural persons obstructing the delivery of, access to, or distribution of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, including attacks on health and humanitarian workers and the seizure and destruction of humanitarian or health infrastructure and assets;
  • natural persons planning, directing or committing acts in Sudan that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses or violations of international humanitarian law, including killings and maimings, rape and other serious forms of sexual and gender-based violence, abduction and forced displacement;
  • natural persons associated with the persons designated under the previous points, as listed in the Annex I.

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