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Democratic Republic of the Congo OFAC Sanctions

Summary

These sanctions block the property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; such property may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. The prohibitions include the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person in the SDN list, or receiving the same from those in the list. The sanctions do not target all persons and entities within the Republic of Congo but only those involved in exacerbating the conflict.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions: Executive Orders

  • 13671—Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency With Respect to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (July 8, 2014)
  • 13413 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Effective Date—October 30, 2006)

Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions: Statutes

  • International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-1706
  • National Emergencies Act (NEA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651
  • Section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (UNPA), 22 U.S.C. § 287c

Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions: Code of Federal Regulations

  • 31 CFR Part 547—Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions Regulations

Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions: Federal Register Notices

  • 74 FR 25439-09—New regulations to implement Executive Order 13413

Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions: United Nations Security Council Resolutions

  • 1698—Condemning the continuing illicit flow of weapons within and into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (31 July 2006)
  • 1649—Reiterating its serious concern regarding the continuation of hostilities by militias and foreign armed groups in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (21 December 2005)
  • 1596—Reiterating its serious concern regarding the presence of armed groups and militias in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in the provinces of North and South Kivu and in the Ituri district, which perpetuate a climate of insecurity in the whole region (18 April 2005)

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