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Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Sudan (SOR/2004-197)

Regulations are current to 2022-09-11 and last amended on 2020-06-01. Previous Versions

Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Sudan

SOR/2004-197

UNITED NATIONS ACT

Registration 2004-09-23

Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Sudan

P.C. 2004-1011 2004-09-23

Whereas the Security Council of the United Nations, under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted Resolution 1556 (2004) on July 30, 2004;

And whereas it appears to the Governor in Council to be necessary to make regulations for enabling the measures set out in that Resolution to be effectively applied;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to section 2 of the United Nations Act, hereby makes the annexed United Nations Sudan Regulations.

Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

arms and related material

arms and related material means any type of weapon, ammunition, military equipment including military vehicles, or paramilitary equipment, and their spare parts. (armes et matériel connexe)

Canadian

Canadian means a citizen within the meaning of the Citizenship Act or an entity established, incorporated or continued by or under the laws of Canada or of a province. (Canadien)

Committee of the Security Council

Committee of the Security Council means the Committee of the Security Council of the United Nations established under paragraph 3(a) of Resolution 1591 (2005) of March 29, 2005, adopted by the Security Council. (Comité du Conseil de sécurité)

Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Comprehensive Peace Agreement[Repealed, SOR/2020-122, s. 2]

designated person

designated person means a person that is designated by the Security Council under paragraph 3(a) of Resolution 1591 (2005) of March 29, 2005, adopted by the Security Council or paragraph 3 of Resolution 2035 (2012) of February 17, 2012, adopted by the Security Council. (personne désignée)

entity

entity includes a corporation, trust, partnership, fund, unincorporated association or organization or a foreign state. (entité)

official

official means an individual who

  • (a) is or was employed in the service of Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province;

  • (b) occupies or occupied a position of responsibility in the service of Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province; or

  • (c) is or was engaged by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province. (fonctionnaire)

person

person means an individual or an entity. (personne)

property

property[Repealed, SOR/2020-122, s. 2]

regional organization of states

regional organization of states includes the African Union, established pursuant to the Constitutive Act of the African Union adopted at Lomé, Togo, on July 11, 2000. (organisation régionale d'États)

Security Council

Security Council means the Security Council of the United Nations. (Conseil de sécurité)

Security Council Resolution

Security Council Resolution[Repealed, SOR/2005-122, s. 2]

Security Council Resolutions

Security Council Resolutions[Repealed, SOR/2020-122, s. 2]

Sudan

Sudan means the Republic of Sudan and includes 

  • (a) its political subdivisions;

  • (b) its government and departments and a government or department of its political subdivisions; and

  • (c) its agencies or any agency of its political subdivisions. (Soudan)

technical assistance

technical assistance means any form of assistance, such as providing instruction, training, consulting services or technical advice or transferring know-how or technical data. (aide technique)

technical data

technical data[Repealed, SOR/2020-122, s. 2]

working day

working day means a day that is not Saturday or a holiday. (jour ouvrable)

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Prohibited activities

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly

    • (a) deal in any property in Canada that is owned, held or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a designated person or by a person acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, a designated person;

    • (b) enter into or facilitate any transaction related to a dealing referred to in paragraph (a);

    • (c) provide or acquire any financial or related services in respect of a dealing referred to in paragraph (a);

    • (d) make available any property to or for the benefit of a designated person, a person acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated person or an entity that is owned, held or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a designated person; or

    • (e) provide any financial or related services to or for the benefit of any person or any entity referred to in paragraph (d) or acquire any such services from or for the benefit of any such person or entity.

  • Marginal note:Payments

    (2) Subsection (1) does not prohibit the payment of interest or other earnings to a designated person if

    • (a) the payment is the result of a dealing or transaction that occurred before the person became a designated person; and

    • (b) the amount paid becomes subject to subsection (1).

Marginal note:Embargo — arms and related material

 It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly

  • (a) export, sell, supply or transfer, directly or indirectly, arms and related material, wherever situated, to Sudan or to any person in Sudan; or

  • (b) provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance or financial assistance related to the sale, supply, transfer, manufacture, maintenance or use of arms and related material to Sudan or to any person in Sudan.

Marginal note:Embargo — transport

 It is prohibited for the owner or master of a Canadian vessel, as defined in section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, or any operator of an aircraft registered in Canada or any Canadian owner or master of a vessel or Canadian operator of an aircraft to knowingly carry, cause to be carried or permit to be carried, arms and related material that are destined for Sudan or a person in Sudan.

Marginal note:Exception — non-lethal military equipment

  •  (1) Sections 3 and 4 do not apply to non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, if the Committee of the Security Council has been notified in advance of its intended use.

  • Marginal note:Exception — protective clothing

    (2) Sections 3 and 4 do not apply to protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, that is temporarily exported to Sudan by United Nations personnel, representatives of the media and humanitarian and development workers and associated personnel, solely for their personal use.

Marginal note:Exception — various operations

 Sections 3 and 4 do not apply to activities that are solely for the purposes of monitoring, verification or peace support operations, including such operations led by a regional organization of states, if those operations are authorized by the Security Council or operate with the consent of the relevant parties.

Marginal note:Exception — Darfur territory

 Sections 3 and 4 do not apply to an activity in the Darfur territory, namely the entire territory comprised of Darfur North, Darfur South, Darfur West and the new states of Eastern Darfur and Central Darfur, that has been approved in advance by the Committee of the Security Council.

Marginal note:Assisting in prohibited activity

 It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly do anything that causes, facilitates or assists in, or is intended to cause, facilitate or assist in, any activity prohibited by sections 2 to 4.

Obligations

Marginal note:Duty to determine

 The following entities must determine on a continuing basis whether they are in possession or control of property that is owned, held or controlled by or on behalf of a designated person:

  • (a) authorized foreign banks, as defined in section 2 of the Bank Act, in respect of their business in Canada, and banks regulated by that Act;

  • (b) cooperative credit societies, savings and credit unions and caisses populaires regulated by a provincial Act and associations regulated by the Cooperative Credit Associations Act;

  • (c) foreign companies, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Insurance Companies Act, in respect of their insurance business in Canada;

  • (d) companies, provincial companies and societies, as those terms are defined in subsection 2(1) of the Insurance Companies Act;

  • (e) fraternal benefit societies regulated by a provincial Act in respect of their insurance activities and insurance companies and other entities regulated by a provincial Act that are engaged in the business of insuring risks;

  • (f) companies regulated by the Trust and Loan Companies Act;

  • (g) trust companies regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (h) loan companies regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (i) entities that engage in any activity described in paragraph 5(h) of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act if the activity involves the opening of an account for a client; and

  • (j) entities authorized under provincial legislation to engage in the business of dealing in securities or to provide portfolio management or investment counselling services.

Marginal note:Duty to disclose — RCMP or CSIS

  •  (1) Every person in Canada, every Canadian outside Canada and every entity set out in section 9 must disclose without delay to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or to the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

    • (a) the existence of property in their possession or control that they have reason to believe is owned, held or controlled by or on behalf of a designated person; and

    • (b) any information about a transaction or proposed transaction in respect of property referred to in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (2) No proceedings under the United Nations Act and no civil proceedings lie against a person for a disclosure made in good faith under subsection (1).

Applications

Marginal note:Exemption

  •  (1) A person that wishes to engage in any activity that is prohibited under these Regulations must, before doing so, apply to the Minister in writing for a certificate to exempt the activity from the application of the Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Certificate

    (2) The Minister must issue the certificate if the Security Council did not intend that the activity be prohibited or if the Security Council or the Committee of the Security Council has approved the activity in advance.

Marginal note:Basic or extraordinary expenses

  •  (1) A person whose property is affected by the application of section 2 may apply to the Minister in writing for a certificate to exempt the property from the application of that section if the property is necessary for basic or extraordinary expenses or is subject to a lien, mortgage or security interest, to a hypothec or prior claim, to a charge or to a judicial, administrative or arbitral decision.

  • Marginal note:Certificate

    (2) If it is established in accordance with Resolution 1591 (2005) of March 29, 2005, adopted by the Security Council, that the property is necessary for basic or extraordinary expenses or that it is subject to a lien, mortgage or security interest, to a hypothec or prior claim, to a charge or to a judicial, administrative or arbitral decision, the Minister must issue a certificate within the following time periods:

    • (a) within 15 working days after receiving the application, in the case of property necessary for basic expenses, if the Committee of the Security Council did not oppose the application;

    • (b) within 30 working days after receiving the application, in the case of property necessary for extraordinary expenses, if the Committee of the Security Council approved the application; and

    • (c) within 90 working days after receiving the application, in the case of property that is subject to a lien, mortgage or security interest, to a hypothec or prior claim, to a charge or to a judicial, administrative or arbitral decision that

      • (i) was created or issued before the person became a designated person,

      • (ii) is not for the benefit of a designated person, and

      • (iii) has been brought to the attention of the Committee of the Security Council by the Minister.

 
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