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Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic (SOR/2014-163)

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

Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic

SOR/2014-163

UNITED NATIONS ACT

Registration 2014-06-19

Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic

P.C. 2014-815 2014-06-18

Whereas the Security Council of the United Nations, acting under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted Resolution 2127 (2013) on December 5, 2013, Resolution 2134 (2014) on January 28, 2014 and Resolution 2149 (2014) on April 10, 2014;

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

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to section 2 of the United Nations ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

armed mercenary

armed mercenary means any person who

  • (a) is specially recruited to use arms and related material in the Central African Republic or uses arms and related material in the Central African Republic;

  • (b) is motivated essentially by the desire for private gain;

  • (c) is not a member of the armed forces of the Central African Republic; and

  • (d) is not sent to the Central African Republic by a state on official duty as a member of that state’s armed forces. (mercenaire armé)

armed mercenary personnel

armed mercenary personnel means any person who

  • (a) is specially recruited locally or abroad to use arms and related material in CAR;

  • (b) uses arms and related material in CAR and is motivated essentially by the desire for private gain;

  • (c) is not a member of the CAR armed forces; and

  • (d) has not been sent to CAR by a state on official duty as a member of that state’s armed forces. (mercenaire armé)

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)

BINUCA

BINUCA[Repealed, SOR/2020-116, s. 1]

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)

CAR

CAR[Repealed, SOR/2020-116, s. 1]

Central African Republic

Central African Republic includes

  • (a) its political subdivisions;

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

  • (c) its agencies or those of its political subdivisions. (République centrafricaine)

Committee of the Security Council

Committee of the Security Council means the Committee of the Security Council of the United Nations established under paragraph 57 of Resolution 2127 (2013) of December 5, 2013, adopted by the Security Council. (Comité du Conseil de sécurité)

designated person

designated person means a person that is designated by the Committee of the Security Council under paragraph 32 of Resolution 2134 (2014) of January 28, 2014, adopted by the Security Council. (personne désignée)

entity

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

MICOPAX

MICOPAX[Repealed, SOR/2020-116, s. 1]

military activities

military activities means any activities conducted by state armed forces, non-state armed forces or armed mercenaries and any activities that support the operational capabilities of an armed group. (activités militaires)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Foreign Affairs. (ministre)

MINUSCA

MINUSCA means the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. (MINUSCA)

MISCA

MISCA[Repealed, SOR/2020-116, s. 1]

official

official means a person 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 entity. (personne)

property

property[Repealed, SOR/2020-116, s. 1]

Security Council

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

Security Council Resolution 2127

Security Council Resolution 2127[Repealed, SOR/2020-116, s. 1]

Security Council Resolution 2134

Security Council Resolution 2134[Repealed, SOR/2020-116, s. 1]

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/2020-116, s. 1]

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 the Central African Republic or to any person in the Central African Republic; 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 the Central African Republic or to any person in the Central African Republic.

Marginal note:Embargo — military activities

 It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly provide, directly or indirectly, to the Central African Republic or any person in the Central African Republic

  • (a) technical assistance or financial assistance related to military activities; or

  • (b) armed mercenaries.

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 the Central African Republic or a person in the Central African Republic.

Marginal note:Exception — non-lethal military equipment

  •  (1) Sections 3 and 5 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 5 do not apply to protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, that is temporarily exported to the Central African Republic 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 entities

  •  (1) Section 3, paragraph 4(a) and section 5 do not apply to an activity that is intended solely for the support of MINUSCA, the European Union training missions deployed in the Central African Republic, French forces and the forces of other member states who provide assistance and training to the Central African Republic, if the Committee of the Security Council has been notified in advance of the activity.

  • Marginal note:Exception — notice

    (2) If the Committee of the Security Council has been notified in advance, section 3, paragraph 4(a) and section 5 do not apply to the supply of

    • (a) small arms and other related equipment intended solely for use by international-led patrols providing security in the Sangha River Tri-national Protected Area and by armed wildlife rangers of the Chinko Project and the Bamingui-Bangoran National Park to defend against poaching, smuggling of ivory and arms and other activities contrary to the national laws of the Central African Republic or its international legal obligations; or

    • (b) non-lethal military equipment and related technical assistance to the Central African Republic security forces, including state civilian law enforcement institutions, intended solely for support of or use in the Central African Republic’s Security Sector Reform, in coordination with MINUSCA.

Marginal note:Exception — Central African Republic

  •  (1) Section 3, paragraph 4(a) and section 5 do not apply to the supply of arms and related material that are intended for Central African Republic security forces, which includes state civilian law enforcement institutions, and that are only to be used in or to support the Central African Republic’s Security Sector Reform, if the Committee of the Security Council has approved the activity in advance.

  • Marginal note:Arms calibre of 14.5 mm or less

    (2) Despite (1), with respect to arms with a calibre of 14.5 mm or less and ammunition and components specially designed for such arms, unarmed ground military vehicles and ground military vehicles mounted with weapons with a calibre of 14.5 mm or less, only advance notice to the Committee of the Security Council is required.

Marginal note:Exception — advance approval

 Section 3, paragraph 4(a) and section 5 do not apply to an activity 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 5.

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.

 
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