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SLI 2008 No. 43 Regulations as made
These Regulations implement Australia's obligations under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1643 (15 December 2005) and 1572 (15 November 2004) and accommodate amendments made to the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 by the International Trade Integrity Act 2007.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 01
Registered 11 Apr 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR13-May-2008
Tabled Senate13-May-2008
Date ceased to have effect 29 Apr 2016
Ceased by Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
Ceasing Comments In accordance with section 8 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945, this regulation ceased to have effect with the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2283 (2016) on 28 April 2016 (New York time, being 29 April 2016 in Canberra)
Date of repeal 28 Nov 2018
Repealed by Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2018

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Côte d’Ivoire) Regulations 20081

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 43

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, 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 10 April 2008

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

STEPHEN SMITH


Contents

Part 1                    Preliminary

                        1     Name of Regulations                                                        3

                        2     Commencement                                                              3

                        3     Repeal                                                                            3

                        4     Definitions                                                                       3

                        5     Export sanctioned goods                                                  5

                        6     Import sanctioned goods                                                  5

                        7     Sanctioned supply                                                           5

                        8     Sanctioned service                                                           5

Part 2                    UN sanction enforcement laws

                        9     Prohibitions relating to a sanctioned supply                        6

                       10     Permit to make a sanctioned supply                                  7

                       11     Prohibitions relating to import sanctioned goods                 8

                       12     Prohibitions relating to the provision of sanctioned services  8

                       13     Permit to provide a sanctioned service                             10

                       14     Prohibition relating to dealings with designated person or entity           10

                       15     Prohibition relating to controlled assets                            11

                       16     Permit for assets and controlled assets                           11

 

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Côte d’Ivoire) Regulations 2008.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Repeal

                The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Cote d’Ivoire) Regulations 2005 are repealed.

4              Definitions

                In these Regulations:

Act means the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.

arms or related matériel includes:

                (a)    weapons; and

               (b)    ammunition; and

                (c)    military vehicles and equipment; and

               (d)    spare parts and accessories for the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c); and

                (e)    paramilitary equipment.

Australian aircraft has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code.

Australian ship has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code.

Committee means the Committee established by paragraph 14 of Resolution 1572.

controlled asset means an asset that is owned or controlled by a designated person or entity.

designated person or entity means a person or entity designated by the Committee or by the Security Council for paragraphs 9 and 11 of Resolution 1572.

export sanctioned goods has the meaning given by regulation 5.

import sanctioned goods has the meaning given by regulation 6.

Linas‑Marcoussis Agreement has the same meaning as in Resolution 1572.

paramilitary equipment means any of the following:

                (a)    batons, clubs, riot sticks and similar devices of a kind used for law enforcement purposes;

               (b)    body armour, including:

                          (i)    bullet‑resistant apparel; and

                         (ii)    bullet‑resistant pads; and

                         (iii)    protective helmets;

                (c)    handcuffs, leg irons and other devices used for restraining prisoners;

               (d)    riot protection shields;

                (e)    whips;

                (f)    parts and accessories designed or adapted for use in, or with, equipment mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).

protective clothing includes flak jackets and military helmets.

Resolution 1572 means Resolution 1572 (2004) of the Security Council, adopted on 15 November 2004.

sanctioned service has the meaning given in regulation 8.

sanctioned supply has the meaning given in regulation 7.

Security Council means the United Nations Security Council.

UNOCI means the United Nations Operations in Côte d’Ivoire.

Note   In these Regulations:

(a)   the Minister is the Minister for Foreign Affairs; and

(b)   asset has the meaning given in section 2 of the Act.

5              Export sanctioned goods

                For these Regulations, export sanctioned goods means arms or related matériel.

6              Import sanctioned goods

                For these Regulations, import sanctioned goods means rough diamonds.

7              Sanctioned supply

                A person makes a sanctioned supply if:

                (a)    the person supplies, sells or transfers goods to another person; and

               (b)    the goods are export sanctioned goods; and

                (c)    as a direct or indirect result of the supply, sale or transfer the goods are transferred to Côte d’Ivoire.

8              Sanctioned service

                For these Regulations, sanctioned service means the provision to Côte d’Ivoire of assistance, advice or training related to military activities.

Part 2                 UN sanction enforcement laws

  

9              Prohibitions relating to a sanctioned supply

         (1)   A person contravenes this regulation if:

                (a)    the person makes a sanctioned supply; and

               (b)    the sanctioned supply is not an authorised supply.

         (2)   Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (1).

Note   This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

         (3)   A person, whether or not in Australia, and whether or not an Australian citizen, contravenes this regulation if the person uses the services of an Australian ship or an Australian aircraft to transport export sanctioned goods in the course of, or for the purpose of, making a sanctioned supply that is not an authorised supply.

         (4)   A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                (a)    the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

               (b)    the other body corporate or entity makes a sanctioned supply; and

                (c)    the sanctioned supply is not an authorised supply.

         (5)   For this regulation:

authorised supply means a sanctioned supply that is authorised by:

                (a)    a permit under regulation 10; or

               (b)    if the supply, sale or transfer takes place in or from a foreign country — a permit:

                          (i)    granted by the foreign country; and

                         (ii)    properly granted by the foreign country; and

                         (iii)    granted in a way that accords with the foreign country’s obligations under Resolution 1572.

         (6)   A defendant, to a charge under section 27 of the Act that relates to subregulation (1), (3) or (4), bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subparagraph (b) (i) of the definition of authorised supply in subregulation (5).

         (7)   For paragraph (b) of the definition of authorised supply in subregulation (5), a permit is taken not to have been properly granted if the prosecution shows that the permit was granted on the basis of false or misleading information provided by any person, or of corrupt conduct by any person.

Note   This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

10            Permit to make a sanctioned supply

         (1)   The Minister may, on application, grant a person a permit authorising the making of a sanctioned supply.

Note   Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this subregulation.

         (2)   The Minister may grant a permit only if the sanctioned supply:

                (a)    is intended solely for the support of, or use by, UNOCI or the French forces that support UNOCI; or

               (b)    is a supply of non‑lethal military equipment that:

                          (i)    is intended solely for humanitarian or protective use; and

                         (ii)    is approved in advance by the Committee; or

                (c)    is a supply of protective clothing that is temporarily exported to Côte d’Ivoire for the personal use of:

                          (i)    a member of the personnel of the United Nations; or

                         (ii)    a representative of the media; or

                         (iii)    a humanitarian or development worker or an associated person; or

               (d)    is a supply of goods that is temporarily exported to Côte d’Ivoire for the use of a State that is taking action in accordance with international law solely and directly to facilitate the evacuation of its nationals and those for whom it has consular responsibility in Côte d’Ivoire; or

                (e)    is a supply of arms or related matériel that:

                          (i)    is intended solely for the support of, or use in, the process of restructuring defence and security forces under subparagraph 3 (f) of the Linas‑Marcoussis Agreement; and

                         (ii)    is approved in advance by the Committee.

         (3)   The Minister must not grant a permit for the purpose mentioned in paragraph (2) (d) unless the Minister has notified the Committee in advance of his or her intention to grant the permit.

         (4)   A permit is subject to any conditions specified in the permit.

11            Prohibitions relating to import sanctioned goods

         (1)   A person contravenes this regulation if the person procures import sanctioned goods from Côte d’Ivoire or from a person or entity in Côte d’Ivoire.

         (2)   A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                (a)    the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

               (b)    the other body corporate or entity procures import sanctioned goods from Côte d’Ivoire or a person or entity in Côte d’Ivoire.

Note   This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

12            Prohibitions relating to the provision of sanctioned services

         (1)   A person contravenes this regulation if:

                (a)    the person provides a sanctioned service; and

               (b)    it is not an authorised service.

         (2)   Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (1).

Note   This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

         (3)   A person, whether or not in Australia, and whether or not an Australian citizen, contravenes this regulation if the person uses the services of an Australian ship or an Australian aircraft to provide a sanctioned service that is not an authorised service or that is not provided in relation to an authorised supply.

         (4)   A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                (a)    the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

               (b)    the other body corporate or entity provides a sanctioned service; and

                (c)    the sanctioned service is not an authorised service.

         (5)   For this regulation:

authorised service means a sanctioned service that is authorised by:

                (a)    a permit under regulation 13; or

               (b)    if the service is provided in a foreign country — a permit:

                          (i)    granted by the foreign country; and

                         (ii)    properly granted by the foreign country; and

                         (iii)    granted in a way that accords with the foreign country’s obligations under Resolution 1572.

         (6)   A defendant, to a charge under section 27 of the Act that relates to subregulation (1), (3) or (4), bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subparagraph (b) (i) of the definition of authorised service in subregulation (5).

         (7)   For paragraph (b) of the definition of authorised service in subregulation (5), a permit is taken not to have been properly granted if the prosecution shows that the permit was granted on the basis of false or misleading information provided by any person, or of corrupt conduct by any person.

Note   This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

13            Permit to provide a sanctioned service

         (1)   The Minister may, on application, grant a person a permit authorising the provision of a sanctioned service.

Note   Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this subregulation.

         (2)   The Minister may grant a permit only if the sanctioned service:

                (a)    consists of technical assistance intended solely for the support of, or use by, UNOCI or the French forces that support UNOCI; or

               (b)    consists of technical assistance and training that:

                          (i)    is related to supplies of non‑lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use; and

                         (ii)    is approved in advance by the Committee; or

                (c)    consists of technical training and assistance that:

                          (i)    is intended solely for the support of, or use in, the process of restructuring defence and security forces under subparagraph 3 (f) of the Linas‑Marcoussis Agreement; and

                         (ii)    is approved in advance by the Committee.

         (3)   A permit is subject to any conditions specified in the permit.

14            Prohibition relating to dealings with designated person or entity

         (1)   A person contravenes this regulation if:

                (a)    the person directly or indirectly makes an asset available to, or for the benefit of, a designated person or entity; and

               (b)    the making available of the asset is not authorised by a permit under regulation 16.

         (2)   Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (1).

Note   Subregulation (2) has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

Note 2   This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

15            Prohibition relating to controlled assets

         (1)   A person contravenes this regulation if:

                (a)    the person holds a controlled asset; and

               (b)    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, or the dealing with, the asset; and

                (c)    the use or dealing is not authorised by a permit under regulation 16.

         (2)   Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (1).

Note 1   Subregulation (2) has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

Note 2   This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

16            Permit for assets and controlled assets

         (1)   The Minister may, on application, grant a person a permit authorising:

                (a)    the making available of an asset to a person or entity that would otherwise contravene subregulation 14 (1); or

               (b)    a use of, or a dealing with, a controlled asset.

Note   Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this subregulation.

         (2)   An application must be for a basic expense dealing, a legally required dealing or an extraordinary expense dealing mentioned in regulation 5 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008.

         (3)   An application must specify which kind of dealing mentioned in subregulation (2) the application is for.

         (4)   If the application is for a basic expense dealing, the Minister:

                (a)    must notify the Committee of the application; and

               (b)    may grant a permit only if 2 working days have passed since the notification was given, and the Committee has not advised against granting a permit to the applicant.

         (5)   If the application is for a legally required dealing, the Minister must notify the Committee of the application before granting a permit.

         (6)   If the application is for an extraordinary expense dealing, the Minister:

                (a)    must notify the Committee of the application; and

               (b)    may grant a permit only with the approval of the Committee.

         (7)   A permit is subject to any conditions specified in the permit.

Note   Part 2 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008 applies to these Regulations.


Note

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