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SR 2001 No. 298 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Afghanistan) Regulations 2001.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Made 08 Oct 2001
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabled HR 12 Feb 2002
Tabled Senate 12 Feb 2002
Gazetted 09 Oct 2001
Date of repeal 12 Apr 2008
Repealed by Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Afghanistan) Regulations 2008

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Afghanistan) Amendment Regulations 2001 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 2001 No. 2982

I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.

Dated 8 October 2001

PETER HOLLINGWORTH

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

ALEXANDER DOWNER

Minister for Foreign Affairs


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Afghanistan) Amendment Regulations 2001 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Afghanistan) Regulations 2001

                Schedule 1 amends the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Afghanistan) Regulations 2001.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]         Regulation 3

omit

Resolution 1333 (2000) of the Security Council of the United Nations,

insert

Resolutions 1267 and 1333,

[2]         Paragraph 3 (b)

omit

or (ii).

insert

or (ii); and

[3]         After paragraph 3 (b)

insert

                (c)    preventing a person in Australia, or a citizen of Australia, from dealing with financial assets of the Taliban or Usama bin Laden, or individuals or entities associated with them.

[4]         Regulation 6, after definition of arms or related matériel

insert

asset has the meaning given by regulation 15.

[5]         Regulation 6, after definition of Australian ship

insert

bin Laden asset has the meaning given by regulation 15.

bin Laden entity has the meaning given by regulation 15.

[6]         Regulation 6, definition of Committee

substitute

Committee means the Committee established under paragraph 6 of Resolution 1267.

[7]         Regulation 6, after definition of protective clothing

insert

Resolution 1267 means Resolution 1267 (1999) of the Security Council of the United Nations.

[8]         Regulation 6, after definition of Resolution 1333

insert

Taliban asset has the meaning given by regulation 15.

Taliban entity has the meaning given by regulation 15.

[9]         After Part 3

insert

Part 4                 Financial sanctions

15            Interpretation

asset includes the following:

                (a)    funds;

               (b)    financial assets;

                (c)    tangible and intangible assets;

               (d)    property rights;

                (e)    publicly and privately traded securities;

                (f)    publicly and privately traded debt instruments;

               (g)    income from, or proceeds from the sale of, assets mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (f).

bin Laden asset means:

                (a)    an asset owned or controlled directly or indirectly by a bin Laden entity; or

               (b)    an asset owned or controlled directly or indirectly by an entity that is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by a bin Laden entity; or

                (c)    an asset derived or generated from assets mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

bin Laden entity means:

                (a)    Usama bin Laden; or

               (b)    the Al-Qaida organisation; or

                (c)    an individual or entity designated by the Committee under paragraph 8 (c) of Resolution 1333 as being associated with Usama bin Laden.

Taliban asset means:

                (a)    an asset owned or controlled directly or indirectly by a Taliban entity; or

               (b)    an asset owned or controlled directly or indirectly by an entity that is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by a Taliban entity; or

                (c)    an asset derived or generated from assets mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Taliban entity means:

                (a)    the Taliban; or

               (b)    an undertaking designated by the Committee under paragraph 4 (b) of Resolution 1267 as being owned or controlled by the Taliban.

16            Persons must not deal with Taliban or bin Laden assets

         (1)   A person who holds a Taliban asset commits an offence if:

                (a)    the person:

                          (i)    uses or deals with the asset; or

                         (ii)    allows the asset to be used or dealt with; or

                        (iii)    facilitates the use of the asset or dealing with the asset; and

               (b)    the person is reckless as to whether the asset is a Taliban asset; and

                (c)    the use or dealing is not in accordance with an authorisation by the Committee under paragraph 4 (b) of Resolution 1267.

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

         (2)   Strict liability applies to paragraph (1) (c).

         (3)   A person who holds a bin Laden asset commits an offence if:

                (a)    the person:

                          (i)    uses or deals with the asset; or

                         (ii)    allows the asset to be used or dealt with; or

                        (iii)    facilitates the use of the asset or dealing with the asset; and

               (b)    the person is reckless as to whether the asset is a bin Laden asset.

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

         (4)   It is a defence to a charge under subregulation (1) or (3) if the person proves that the use or dealing was solely for the purpose of preserving the value of the asset.

         (5)   In this regulation:

person means:

                (a)    a person (including a body corporate) in Australia; or

               (b)    an Australian citizen outside Australia.

17            Persons must not give assets to Taliban or bin Laden entities          

         (1)   A person commits an offence if:

                (a)    the person, directly or indirectly, makes an asset available to a Taliban entity; and

               (b)    the person is reckless as to whether the entity is a Taliban entity; and

                (c)    the making available of the asset is not in accordance with an authorisation by the Committee under paragraph 4 (b) of Resolution 1267.

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

         (2)   Strict liability applies to paragraph (1) (c).

         (3)   A person commits an offence if:

                (a)    the person, directly or indirectly, makes an asset available to a bin Laden entity; and

               (b)    the person is reckless as to whether the entity is a bin Laden entity.

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

         (4)   In this regulation:

person means:

                (a)    a person (including a body corporate) in Australia; or

               (b)    an Australian citizen outside Australia.

Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 2001 No. 181.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 9 October 2001.