The sanctions regime provides “that all states shall take the necessary measures to prevent the sale or supply, to all non-governmental entities and individuals (…) operating in the states of North Darfur, South Darfur and West Darfur (…) of arms and related materiel of all types”. (Resolution 1556 (2014), para. 7).
Requiring prior notification to the UN Sanctions Committee on Sudan:
Requiring prior approval from the UN Sanctions Committee on Sudan:
The arms embargo is indefinite.
Sudan is also under EU arms embargo covering the entire Sudanese territory.
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Sudan has been under EU arms embargo since March 1994 (Council Decision 94/165/CFSP which changed according to that of the UN, thereby easing sanctions progressively. Unlike the latter, it is however not limited to Darfur but covers the entire Sudanese territory. In the wake of South Sudan’s independence in July 2011, EU sanctions were first turned into a common regime for both Sudanese and South Sudanese territories (Council Decision 2011/423/CFSP). In 2014 though, this common regime was split to allow for two separate sets of sanctions to be established against Sudan and South Sudan.
The current sanctions regime, as detailed in Decision 2014/450/CFSP, supplemented by Regulation 747/2014, prohibits the sale and supply to Sudan of “arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned” (Decision 2014/450/CFSP, art. 1, para. 1).
Similarly, the provision of technical or financial assistance related to the aforementioned items to Sudan is also prohibited (Regulation 747/2014, art. 2, and Decision 2014/450/CFSP, art. 1, para. 2).
Not requiring any prior approval from or notification to the UN Sanctions Committee on Sudan:
Decision 2014/450/CFSP calls upon EU Member-States to require sufficient safeguards against misuse and diversion of exported items and, where appropriate, make provisions for repatriation of the equipment (Decision 2014/450/CFSP, art. 2, para. 3).
The EU arms embargo is indefinite but Decision 2014/450/CFSP provides that arms-related sanctions will be reviewed on a regular basis at least every 12 months, and if necessary, be repealed (Decision 2014/450/CFSP, art. 9).
Sudan is also under UN arms embargo.
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