Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

SLI 2008 No. 46 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Registered 18 May 2011
Start Date 18 May 2011
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Lebanon) Regulations 2008

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 46 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                                                4

                        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 sanctioned services                      7

                       11      Permit to provide a sanctioned service                             9

                       12      Prohibition relating to dealings with designated person or entities     9

                       13      Prohibition relating to controlled assets                          10

Part 3                          Miscellaneous                                                           

                       14      Delegations by Minister                                                 11

Notes                                                                                                          12

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Lebanon) 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 — Lebanon) Regulations 2006 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.

Committee means the Committee established under paragraph 3 (b) of Resolution 1636.

controlled asset means an asset that is owned or controlled by:

                (a)    a designated person; or

               (b)    a person acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated person; or

                (c)    an entity owned or controlled by a designated person.

designated person means an individual designated by the Committee for paragraph 3 (a) of Resolution 1636.

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).

Resolution 1636 means Resolution 1636 (2005) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted on 31 October 2005.

Resolution 1701 means Resolution 1701 (2006) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted on 11 August 2006.

UNIFIL means the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon as authorised in paragraph 11 of Resolution 1701.

sanctioned service has the meaning given by regulation 7.

sanctioned supply has the meaning given by regulation 6.

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 Lebanon.

7              Sanctioned service

                For these Regulations, sanctioned service means the provision, to any person or entity in Lebanon, of any technical training or assistance related to the provision, manufacture or use of export sanctioned goods.

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 1701.

         (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 is authorised by:

                (a)    the Government of Lebanon; or

               (b)    UNIFIL.

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

10            Prohibitions relating to 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 country’s obligations under Resolution 1701.

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 its obligations under Resolution 1701.

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

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

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

         (6)   For paragraph (b) of the definitions of authorised service and 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 is authorised by:

                (a)    the Government of Lebanon; or

               (b)    UNIFIL.

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

12            Prohibition relating to dealings with designated person or entities

         (1)   A person contravenes this regulation if the person directly or indirectly makes an asset available to, or for the benefit of:

                (a)    a designated person; or

               (b)    a person or entity acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated person; or

                (c)    an entity owned or controlled by a designated person.

         (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.

13            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 deal with the asset; or

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

                        (iii)    facilitates the use of the asset or the dealing with the asset.

         (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.

Part 3                 Miscellaneous

  

14            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 — Lebanon) Regulations 2008

Note 1

The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Lebanon) Regulations 2008 (in force under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945) as shown in this compilation comprise Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 46 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. 46

11 Apr 2008 (see F2008L01037)

12 Apr 2008

 

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 3

 

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

ad. 2011 No. 65

R. 14.........................................

ad. 2011 No. 65