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SLI 2008 No. 47 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)
These Regulations implement Australia's obligations under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1792 (19 December 2007), 1731 (20 December 2006), 1683 (13 June 2006), 1532 (12 March 2004) and 1521 (22 December 2003), and to 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
Registered 18 May 2011
Start Date 18 May 2011
End Date 26 Aug 2014
Date ceased to have effect 26 May 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 2288 (2016) on 25 May 2016 (New York time, being 26 May 2016 in Canberra)
Date of repeal 28 Nov 2018
Repealed by Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2018
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Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Liberia) Regulations 2008

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 47 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 18 May 2011
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2011 No. 65

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra

 


Contents

Part 1                          Preliminary                                                                 

                        1      Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                    3

                        2      Commencement [see Note 1]                                           3

                        3      Repeal                                                                            3

                        4      Definitions                                                                      3

                        5      Export sanctioned goods                                                5

                        6      Sanctioned supply                                                          5

                        7      Sanctioned service                                                          5

Part 2                          UN sanction enforcement laws                            

                        8      Prohibitions relating to a sanctioned supply                     6

                        9      Permit to make a sanctioned supply                                7

                       10      Prohibitions relating to the provision of sanctioned services 8

                       11      Permit to provide a sanctioned service                             9

                       12      Prohibition relating to dealings with designated person or entity        10

                       13      Prohibition relating to sanctions controlled assets           10

                       14      Permit for dealing with or using sanctions controlled assets 11

Part 3                          Miscellaneous                                                           

                       15      Delegations by Minister                                                 13

Notes                                                                                                          14

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Liberia) Regulations 2008.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Repeal

                The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Liberia) Regulations 2002 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 under paragraph 21 of Resolution 1521.

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

designated person or entity means a person or entity designated by the Committee or the Security Council for paragraph 1 of Resolution 1532.

export sanctioned goods has the meaning given by regulation 5.

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 1521 means Resolution 1521 (2003) of the Security Council, adopted on 22 December 2003.

Resolution 1532 means Resolution 1532 (2004) of the Security Council, adopted on 12 March 2004.

Resolution 1903 means Resolution 1903 (2009) of the Security Council, adopted on 17 December 2009.

Security Council means the United Nations Security Council.

sanctioned service has the meaning in regulation 7.

sanctioned supply has the meaning in regulation 6.

UNMIL means the United Nations Mission in Liberia.

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              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 Liberia.

7              Sanctioned service

                For these Regulations, sanctioned service means the provision to Liberia of any assistance, advice, training, financing or financial assistance related to military activities.

Part 2                 UN sanction enforcement laws

  

8              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 9; 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 1521 and Resolution 1903.

         (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.

9              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 a supply of arms or related matériel to the Government of Liberia; or

               (b)    is a supply of arms or related matériel intended solely for the support of, or use by, UNMIL; or

                (c)    is a supply of non-lethal military equipment that is intended solely for humanitarian or protective use or use in related technical assistance or training; or

               (d)    is a supply of protective clothing that is temporarily exported to Liberia 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.

         (3)   The Minister must:

                (a)    notify the Committee, in advance, of a sanctioned supply under paragraph (2) (a) or (c); and

               (b)    include in the notification all relevant information in accordance with paragraph 6 of Resolution 1903.

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

10            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; and

                (c)    it is not provided in relation to 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 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; and

               (d)    the sanctioned service is not provided in relation to an authorised supply.

         (4)   For this regulation:

authorised service means a sanctioned service that is authorised by:

                (a)    a permit under regulation 11; 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 1521 and Resolution 1903.

authorised supply means a sanctioned supply that is authorised by:

                (a)    a permit under regulation 9; 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 1521 and Resolution 1903.

         (5)   A defendant, to a charge under section 27 of the Act that relates to subregulation (1) or (3), bears an evidential burden in relation to:

                (a)    the matter in subparagraph (b) (i) of the definition of authorised service in subregulation (4); and

               (b)    the matter in subparagraph (b) (i) of the definition of authorised supply in subregulation (4).

         (6)   For paragraph (b) of the definitions of authorised service and of authorised supply in subregulation (4), 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.

11            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 consists of assistance, advice, training, financing or financial assistance:

                (a)    to the Government of Liberia; or

               (b)    intended solely for the support of, or use by, UNMIL; or

                (c)    that is related to a supply of non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use.

         (3)   The Minister must:

                (a)    notify the Committee, in advance, of a sanctioned service under paragraph (2) (a) or (c); and

               (b)    include in the notification all relevant information in accordance with paragraph 6 of Resolution 1903.

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

12            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 14.

         (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.

13            Prohibition relating to sanctions 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 not authorised by a permit under regulation 14.

         (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.

14            Permit for dealing with or using sanctions 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 12 (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, an extraordinary expense dealing or a contractual 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 an 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 a period of 2 working days has passed since notification was given and during that period the Committee has not advised against granting the permit.

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

                (a)    must notify the Committee of the application;

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

         (6)   If an application is for a legally required dealing, the Minister must not grant a permit unless the Minister notifies the Committee of the application before granting the permit.

         (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.

Part 3                 Miscellaneous

  

15            Delegations by Minister

         (1)   The Minister may delegate the Minister’s powers and functions under these Regulations (other than this power of delegation) to:

                (a)    the Secretary of the Department; or

               (b)    an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department.

         (2)   The delegation must be in writing.

         (3)   The delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister in exercising powers or functions under the delegation.

 


Notes to the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Liberia) Regulations 2008

Note 1

The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Liberia) Regulations 2008 (in force under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945) as shown in this compilation comprise Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 47 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Year and
Number

Date of FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

2008 No. 47

11 Apr 2008 (see F2008L01040)

12 Apr 2008

 

2010 No. 31

26 Feb 2010 (see F2010L00551)

27 Feb 2010

2011 No. 65

17 May 2011 (see F2011L00788)

18 May 2011

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

R. 4............................................

am. 2010 No. 31

R. 7............................................

am. 2010 No. 31

Part 2

 

R. 8............................................

am. 2010 No. 31

R. 9............................................

am. 2010 No. 31

R. 10..........................................

am. 2010 No. 31

R. 11..........................................

am. 2010 No. 31

Part 3

 

Part 3.........................................

ad. 2011 No. 65

R. 15..........................................

ad. 2011 No. 65