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Balkans-Related OFAC Sanctions

Summary

Blocking property of persons engaged in, or assisting, sponsoring, or supporting, (i) extremist violence in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in southern Serbia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and elsewhere in the Western Balkans region, or (ii) acts that obstruct the implementation of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999 in Kosovo, or that threaten the peace in or diminish the security and stability of those areas and the wider region, undermine the authority, efforts, and objectives of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other international organizations and entities present in those areas and the wider region, and endanger the safety of persons participating in or providing support to the activities of those organizations and entities, including United States military forces and government officials.

Balkans Sanctions: Executive Orders

  • 13304 Termination of Emergencies With Respect to Yugoslavia and Modification of Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001
  • 13219 Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans (Effective Date—June 27, 2001)

Balkans Sanctions: Statutes

  • International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-1706
  • National Emergencies Act (NEA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651

Balkans Sanctions: Code of Federal Regulations

  • 31 CFR Part 588—Western Balkans Stabilization Regulations

Balkans Sanctions: Federal Register Notices

  • 71 FR 29251-06—Revisions to IEEPA made by the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005
  • 76 FR 38000—Removal of the sanctions pertaining to the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • 76 FR 38002—Final rule containing the Western Balkans Stabilization Regulations

Balkans Sanctions: United Nations Security Council Resolutions

  • 1244 - 1244—Determined to resolve the grave humanitarian situation in Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and to provide for the safe and free return of all refugees and displaced persons to their homes. (10 June 1999) (10 June 1999)

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